Lead Night ~ Free
When: Fridays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Climbing Wall
Come practice your climbing skills with Outdoor Pursuits! Join us at the Climbing Wall for lead climbing. Whether you're just beginning your journey into the world of sport climbing or you've got some experience already, you can develop your skills with us without leaving campus.
Kayaking Clinics ~ Free
When: Tuesdays, 9 - 11 p.m. *starting September 6th
Where: The Aquatic Center
Every Tuesday evening 8:30 - 10:30 p.m., Outdoor Pursuits heads inside to the pool for our free Kayaking Clinics. Our experienced staff will show you the basic strokes, techniques, and equipment used in whitewater kayaking. Drop in for the whole two hours or just for a splash. Kayak Clinics are FREE, but you must have your student ID to be admitted into the aquatic center.
Wilderness First Aid ~ Free
Where: Ping Center
This event will involve scenarios related to wilderness first-aid. Participants will collaborate using their training to solve real-world problems. This is a FREE event open to students and community members who are trained and certified in wilderness medicine as well as friends who are interested in becoming certified through an accredited school.
Belay Clinics ~ $5
When: Schedule a session at the Climbing Wall Desk in Ping
Where: The Climbing Wall
Be a responsible climber and learn to belay with Outdoor Pursuits. We will teach you the basic skills you need to belay safely with common belay devices. A necessary skill for all climbers, having a belay certification will allow you to belay other climbers at our wall and give you the basic skills to belay outside with more experienced climbers.
Sign up at The Climbing Wall. Two to four registrants are required for the clinic to run.
Learn to Climb Clinics ~ Free
When: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
If you want to expand your climbing abilities, this clinic is for you. Come join our experienced staff for a couple hours of climbing outside of our normal operating hours. We will help you improve regardless of your current ability. We can help you with technique, strength and endurance training, and a host of other topics to help you progress.You'll have no waiting for ropes to open up, and you'll get quality feedback about your form and technique.
Bouldering Clinics ~ Free
When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Climbing Wall
Bouldering is a style of rock climbing generally without ropes, but at a low height and often over a "crash" pad. Outdoor Pursuits will take you outdoors to explore the local bouldering areas and practice technique. We'll adjust to fit the group's needs and abilities. This is a great way to get familiar with the outdoor climbing that the Athens area has to offer. Transportation and instruction provided. Climbing shoes are highly recommended and may be rented at the climbing wall for $5. Maximum of 8 participants.