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Lead Night ~ Free

When: Fridays, 4:00pm-8:00pm

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, 9:30-10:30pm*
Where: The Aquatic Center

Every Tuesday evening 9:30-10:30, Outdoor Pursuits heads inside to the pool to Kayak 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.

*Our final Kayaking Clinic of the semester will take place on April 19. This clinic will resume in the fall.

Wilderness First Aid ~ Free

When: Every other Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. starting Jan. 20

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: For times contact Louie Allen  at:    

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. YOU MUST SIGN UP BEFORE HAND

Learn to Climb Clinics ~ $5 


Monday 11-1pm

Tuesday 10am-12pm

Thursday 12-2pm

Friday 2-4pm

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.

Sign up for a time at the climbing wall!

Bouldering Clinics ~ Free

When: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. starting March 9
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.