The CU Outdoor Program offers a wide variety of climbing related courses for our climbing gym members. Take advantage of these great courses that will get you ready for any outdoor climbing adventure.  Early registration in these courses is recommended due to limited spots. Climbing Gym Semester Pass required for registration in these courses.


Climbing Gym Course Registration, Refund & Transfer Information


Belay Tests

Belay tests are avialable to all climbers who want to belay another climber on roped climbs must first pass a belay test administered through the Outdoor Program. The belay test must be retaken every academic year. It covers everything that is taught in the belay course and cannot be taken the same day as your belay course. No registration is required, but tests are only during stated hours below.

Days: Mon-Fri
Times: 1:00-10:00 pm
Location: Climbing Gym 
Price: $0 (free with climbing gym membership)


Top-Rope Belay Certification

This course is for new climbers at the climbing wall, or for climbers who would like a refresher. In this course you will learn the skills required to pass our belay test so that you can belay a climber on our roped climbs. Early registration is recommended due to limited space.

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required. 

Days & Times: Mon & Thurs 5-7 pm or Tues & Wed 7-9 pm
Location: Climbing Gym
Price: $0 (free with climbing gym membership)
Registration Deadline: 8pm the day before course - early registration is recommend as space is limited.

Register


Lead Climbing Course 

This course will teach you to lead belay & lead climb, where you will clip into bolts as you climb using bolted anchors. You will learn safety concerns, clipping techniques, and practice lead climbing. 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required
  • Top-rope belay certification required 

Days: Tues & Thurs 
Time: 7-10 pm
Location: Climbing Gym
Price: $20
Registration Deadline: 8pm the day before course - early registration is recommend as space is limited.

Register


Climber Time Coaching Sessions

Coached climbing time in the gym to help improve technique and learn how to train your body for climbing. This will be taught by an OP route setter with 6 years of climbing and competion experience. This course is for you if you are looking to improve your climbing ability for bouldering and/or sport climbing. Meet others who are motivated to improve! 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required 

Date(s): Thursdays, 4/4 to 4/25
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Adventure Planning Center & Climbing Gym
Registration Deadline: Wed, 4/3/2019 at 8 pm
Price: $25

Register


Multi-Pitch Technique Course 

You will learn the basics of multi-pitch climbing including rope management, rappelling, belay transitions, and safety considerations. 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required
  • Top-rope belay certification required 

Returning Fall 2019


Intro to Indoor Bouldering 

Learn how to safely boulder in the gym. This course will cover spotting and falling as well as basic climbing movements and topping out. This is a great course to get you prepared to go outside and boulder. 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required 

Returning Fall 2019


Anchor Building Course 

Learn the basics of building both bolted and climbing gear anchors utilizing nuts, cams, webbing and cordelette in an indoor setting. This course prepares you to take the outdoor Anchor Building course where you can practice your skills in an outdoor setting. 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required 

Returning Fall 2019


Route Setting Course

Are you interested in learning how to build boulder problems for a climbing gym? This course will teach you the basic theory and technique and enable you to set problems from time to time on the community section of our climbing gym. 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required 

Returning Fall 2019


Vertical Rescue

If you are out climbing with your partner and facing an injury or other unexpected emergency, do you know how to get yourself and your partner to safety? This course will cover basic self-rescue skills including belay escapes, rope ascension, knot passing, haul systems, and tandem rappels. You will also review a variety of scenarios and how to deal with them, ranging from simple to complex. This is designed as a course with skills that build on each other, so be sure you can attend all classes!

  • This is not an introductory climbing course. You must have experience belaying, rappelling, and tying basic climbing knots. Experience placing gear, building anchors, lead climbing, and multi-pitch climbing is recommended.

  • If you are interested in this class but not sure if you are ready, please email us at cuop@colorado.edu to speak with the instructor.

  • Required equipment: We will provide any technical climbing gear you need, however, it is best to practice with the gear you will actually be using in a real-world situation, so we suggest bringing your own harness, belay device, and any gear that you always have with you when out climbing.

Returning Fall 2019



Crack Climbing Course

In this clinic you will learn crack climbing techniques utilizing our indoor cracks which will allow you to try different jamming techniques. You will also learn how to make tape gloves in this course. 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required
  • Top-rope belay certification required 

Returning Fall 2019


Intro to Canyoneering 

You will learn the basics of canyooneering including releasable anchro building techniques, rope management, rappelling, and safety considerations. 

 
  • Climbing Gym membership required
  • Top-rope belay certification required 

Returning Fall 2019