Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Climbing Courses

Nationwide there has been an explosion of interest in technical climbing. Our classes are designed to teach you the creative movement and technical skills necessary for you to pursue the sport safely. Whether your preference is indoors at the Lindseth Climbing Wall, the frozen cascades of an ice climb, venturing outdoors for top roping or exploring the multi-pitch excitement of the Shawangunks, there is a course for you. We look forward to climbing with you!

AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2015 :

Basic Rock Climbing - Tuesday Section 1
Start Date - Tue Feb 3
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - Tuesday Section 2
Start Date - Tue Feb 3
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - Friday
Start Date - Fri Feb 6
If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, Cornell is the place to begin! Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall. Additional Fee is wavied for summer school students taking the course for PE credit. To register, call 607-255-6183.

Basic Rock Climbing - Monday Section 1
Start Date - Mon Feb 2
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - Monday Section 2
Start Date - Mon Feb 2
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - Saturday Section 1
Start Date - Sat Jan 24
If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, Cornell is the place to begin! Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall. Additional Fee is wavied for summer school students taking the course for PE credit. To register, call 607-255-6183.

Basic Rock Climbing - Saturday Section 2
Start Date - Sat Mar 14
If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, Cornell is the place to begin! Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall. Additional Fee is wavied for summer school students taking the course for PE credit. To register, call 607-255-6183.

Basic Rock Climbing - Thursday Section 1
Start Date - Thu Feb 5
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - Thursday Section 2
Start Date - Thu Feb 5
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

High Adventure
Start Date - Fri Mar 20
Rock climbing, rappelling, traversing a gorge on rope, tree climbing, a ride on a 400 foot long zipline - every session has a new adventure for you. Activities are designed to teach you rope work and safety in addition to teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. This multiple-element course goes to Ithaca?s most popular vertical playgrounds: the Lindseth Climbing Wall and the Hoffman Challenge Course. Graduates will be belay certified.

Ice Climbing & Mountaineering - Adirondacks
Start Date - Mon Feb 9
Join us as we tiptoe up frozen waterfalls and climb to the top of snowy peaks. Come learn the fundamentals of this incredibly unique form of climbing while enjoying the beauty of a Northeastern winter. Emphasis is on front pointing and belayed technical climbing - techniques best suited to the steep water ice typically found in the Northeast. Covers equipment, German technique (front pointing), French technique, tool selection and placement, and winter safety and comfort.

Ice Climbing - Fingerlakes
Start Date - Mon Jan 26
Join us as we tiptoe up frozen waterfalls. Come learn the fundamentals of this incredibly unique form of climbing while enjoying two full days in the beauty of a Northeastern winter.

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Section 1
Start Date - Mon Apr 13
Learn basic rock climbing skills on real rock! We’ll spend a glorious weekend climbing, camping, and relaxing at Minnewaska State Park in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. We will cover climbing equipment and technique, knots, belaying, rappelling, and natural history. As always, an instructor- to-student ratio of 1:4 ensures lots of personal attention and climbing time. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Section 2
Start Date - Mon Apr 20
Learn basic rock climbing skills on real rock! We’ll spend a glorious weekend climbing, camping, and relaxing at Minnewaska State Park in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. We will cover climbing equipment and technique, knots, belaying, rappelling, and natural history. As always, an instructor- to-student ratio of 1:4 ensures lots of personal attention and climbing time. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Outdoor Adventure
Start Date - Fri Apr 10
Having trouble deciding what outdoor class to try? Outdoor Adventure does a little of it all! Classes will spend a day canoeing, a day rockclimbing, a day hiking trip, and then tops it all off overnight backpacking trip. No experience is necessary.

Performance Rock Climbing
Start Date - Wed Feb 25
Performance Rock Climbing focuses on developing and refining your climbing technique. Our most accomplished staff will teach you about sequencing, dynamic movement, high angle footwork and composure, as well as training and mental conditioning. Classes are held on the Lindseth and Kay2 Climbing Walls.

Redwoods Tree Climbing
Start Date - Mon Apr 13
Join Cornell Tree Climbing Institute staff for the experience of a lifetime - climbing some of the largest trees on the planet! During senior week we will travel to the western slope of the High Seirra mountains of California.

Shawangunks Rock Climbing
Start Date - Sun Apr 26
Enjoy world-class rock climbing at one of the premier areas in the US, the Shawangunks! After introductory classes at the Lindseth Climbing Wall, we will travel to the 'Gunks for a 3-day rock camp that will introduce the skills and systems to do multi-pitch climbs.

Tree Climbing FR
Start Date - Fri Apr 10
Everyone likes to climb trees, but what do you do if you can't reach the first branch? Learn to use ropes and harnesses to climb big trees! All instruction, equipment, and transportation is included in the course fee.

Tree Climbing SA
Start Date - Sat Apr 11
Everyone likes to climb trees, but what do you do if you can't reach the first branch? Learn to use ropes and harnesses to climb big trees! All instruction, equipment, and transportation is included in the course fee.

Tree Climbing SU
Start Date - Sun Apr 12
Everyone likes to climb trees, but what do you do if you can't reach the first branch? Learn to use ropes and harnesses to climb big trees! All instruction, equipment, and transportation is included in the course fee.

Wellness Rock Climbing
Start Date - Tue Feb 10
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.

Womens Basic Rock Climbing
Start Date - Sun Feb 1
Join us to explore the adventure and excitement of rock climbing in a close and supportive community. Whether it is to develop grace and coordination, to reach a deeper sense of personal achievement, to learn technical skills, or to share in a challenging activity, rock climbing is a dynamic sport that is drawing ever-increasing numbers of women. This class is open to all women and is similar to Basic Rock Climbing in all other respects.

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AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2015 :

Basic Rock Climbing - TU Section 1
Start Date - Tue Sep 15
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - TU Section 2
Start Date - Tue Sep 15
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - FR
Start Date - Fri Sep 11
If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, Cornell is the place to begin! Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall. Additional Fee is wavied for summer school students taking the course for PE credit. To register, call 607-255-6183.

Basic Rock Climbing - MO Section 1
Start Date - Mon Sep 14
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - MO Section 2
Start Date - Mon Sep 14
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - SA
Start Date - Sat Sep 12
If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, Cornell is the place to begin! Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall. Additional Fee is wavied for summer school students taking the course for PE credit. To register, call 607-255-6183.

Basic Rock Climbing - TH Section 1
Start Date - Thu Sep 17
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

Basic Rock Climbing - TH Section 2
Start Date - Thu Sep 17
Our Basic Rock Climbing course requires NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. We will introduce you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, rappelling, safety, and various climbing techniques. Classes have at least a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, ensuring a high degree of individual attention. Graduates of the class will be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Wall.

High Adventure
Start Date - Fri Sep 4
Rock climbing, rappelling, traversing a gorge on rope, tree climbing, a ride on a 400 foot long zipline - every session has a new adventure for you. Activities are designed to teach you rope work and safety in addition to teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. This multiple-element course goes to Ithaca?s most popular vertical playgrounds: the Lindseth Climbing Wall and the Hoffman Challenge Course. Graduates will be belay certified.

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Section 1
Start Date - Mon Sep 14
Learn basic rock climbing skills on real rock! We’ll spend a glorious weekend climbing, camping, and relaxing at Minnewaska State Park in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. We will cover climbing equipment and technique, knots, belaying, rappelling, and natural history. As always, an instructor- to-student ratio of 1:4 ensures lots of personal attention and climbing time. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Section 2
Start Date - Mon Sep 21
Learn basic rock climbing skills on real rock! We’ll spend a glorious weekend climbing, camping, and relaxing at Minnewaska State Park in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. We will cover climbing equipment and technique, knots, belaying, rappelling, and natural history. As always, an instructor- to-student ratio of 1:4 ensures lots of personal attention and climbing time. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Outdoor Adventure
Start Date - Fri Sep 4
Having trouble deciding what outdoor class to try? Outdoor Adventure does a little of it all! Classes will spend a day canoeing, a day rockclimbing, a day hiking trip, and then tops it all off overnight backpacking trip. No experience is necessary.

Outdoor Rock Climbing - Fall Break
Start Date - Sun Sep 27
Learn basic rock climbing skills on real rock! We’ll spend four days during the peak of fall foliage climbing, camping, and relaxing at Minnewaska State Park in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. We will cover climbing equipment and technique, knots, belaying, rappelling, and natural history. As always, an instructor- to-student ratio of 1:4 ensures lots of personal attention and climbing time. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Performance Rock Climbing
Start Date - Wed Sep 23
Performance Rock Climbing focuses on developing and refining your climbing technique. Our most accomplished staff will teach you about sequencing, dynamic movement, high angle footwork and composure, as well as training and mental conditioning. Classes are held on the Lindseth and Kay2 Climbing Walls.

Shawanagunks Rock Climbing - Fall Break
Start Date - Sun Oct 4
Enjoy world-class rock climbing at one of the premier areas in the US, the Shawangunks! After an introductory class at the Lindseth Climbing Wall, we will travel to the 'Gunks for a 4-day rock camp that will teach you the skills to do multi-pitch climbs. Whether it is during fall foliage or spring wildflowers and bird migrations, the natural beauty of the 'Gunks is superb and the climbing is some of the best in the world. A student-to-instructor ratio of 2:1 ensures individual attention and plenty of climbing for all. Prerequisites: Basic Rock Climbing or equivalent experience Belay certification

Tree Climbing FR
Start Date - Fri Sep 11
Everyone likes to climb trees, but what do you do if you can't reach the first branch? Learn to use ropes and harnesses to climb big trees! All instruction, equipment, and transportation is included in the course fee.

Tree Climbing SA
Start Date - Sat Sep 12
Everyone likes to climb trees, but what do you do if you can't reach the first branch? Learn to use ropes and harnesses to climb big trees! All instruction, equipment, and transportation is included in the course fee.

Tree Climbing SU
Start Date - Sun Sep 13
Everyone likes to climb trees, but what do you do if you can't reach the first branch? Learn to use ropes and harnesses to climb big trees! All instruction, equipment, and transportation is included in the course fee.

Wellness Outdoor Rock Climbing
Start Date - Mon Oct 19
Learn basic rock climbing skills on real rock! We’ll spend a glorious weekend climbing, camping, and relaxing at Minnewaska State Park in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. We will cover climbing equipment and technique, knots, belaying, rappelling, and natural history. As always, an instructor- to-student ratio of 1:4 ensures lots of personal attention and climbing time. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

Wellness Rock Climbing
Start Date - Tue Sep 15
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.

Womens Basic Rock Climbing
Start Date - Sun Sep 13
Join us to explore the adventure and excitement of rock climbing in a close and supportive community. Whether it is to develop grace and coordination, to reach a deeper sense of personal achievement, to learn technical skills, or to share in a challenging activity, rock climbing is a dynamic sport that is drawing ever-increasing numbers of women. This class is open to all women and is similar to Basic Rock Climbing in all other respects.

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