Clinics

Clinic Description:  

To sign up for a clinic either email brightkt@whitman.edu or sign up at the climbing center!

Basics Clinics 
This two-hour clinic teaches the basics of toprope climbing and belaying including safety checks, tying in with the figure-8 follow-through knot, and climbing commands. (No experience necessary)  

Basics Clinics: 6:30-8:30 PM 2/3, 2/12, 2/24, 3/10, 4/14, 4/23, 5/5

Lead Clinics 
This clinic consists of two sessions of three hours each and teaches the basics of lead climbing and belaying. (You must have already passed the toprope climb/belay proficiency test to take this clinic)

Lead Clinics: 7-10 PM 2/3 & 2/5, 3/3 & 3/5, 4/7 & 4/9, 5/5 & 5/7

 

Specialty Clinics

Generally offered once per semester, the following specialty clinics offer instruction on a variety of climbing topics:

  • GriGri
  • Crack Climbing
  • Movement
  • Rappelling
  • Belay take-over & pick-off 

Route Setter Clinic: 6:30-9 PM 2/11, 4/15
Crack Climbing Clinic: 7-9 PM 2/27, 4/24
Movement Clinic: 7-8 PM 2/20, 3/6, 4/10