Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Wellness Rock Climbing

Wellness Rock Climbing

Whether you're a complete beginner or a more experienced rock climber, why not spend your lunch break on the climbing wall? If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, Cornell is the place to begin! Our Wellness Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. While many of our climbing courses are taught by undergraduates, Wellness Rock Climbing is taught by Cornell staff instructors. For the beginner, the course introduces you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, safety, and various climbing techniques. For the more experienced climber, this class will provide an opportunity to learn more advanced techniques and hone your climbing skills in a supportive instructional environment. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Wellness Rock Climbing meets ten times for a one-hour climbing session during the lunch hour. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall and will be on their way to climbing on their own for fun and fitness. Open to the Cornell Community.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Tue Sep 9 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Thu Sep 11 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Tue Sep 16 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Thu Sep 18 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Tue Sep 23 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Thu Sep 25 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Tue Sep 30 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Thu Oct 2 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Tue Oct 7 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall
Thu Oct 9 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Wall

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: None.
Course Fee:
$100.00 (students)
$100.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$100.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Monday, September 1, 2014
PE Credit
Not for PE credit.
Note: Cornell students enrolling in non-credit courses will NOT see their registration on the University's "Just The Facts" database.
Course Coordinator
Rob Cook
(607) 254-8255

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
Loose fitting clothes to climb in, and a water bottle.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.