HHPA 102 : Beginning Rock Climbing

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Beginning Rock Climbing



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Provides an introduction to rock climbing.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the relationship between human behavior and health.
2. Tie a figure-8 follow through backed up with a stopper knot, a water knot (ring bend), and a double fisherman’s knot.
3. Safely belay a climber on top-rope, including use of appropriate belay commands.
4. Safely rappel using a figure-8 rappel device or tube style rappel device and a prussic back-up.
5. Analyze an anchor system for the key components of: solid anchors, redundancy, equalization, and no extension.
6. Safely utilize basic climbing equipment including a climbing rope, harness, carabiners and belay/rappel devices.

Content outline

Shoes lecture
Footwork technique
Types of protection
Water-knot, Double fisherman's knot
Anchor system
Rappel introduction and practice
Rating systems

Required materials

Appropriate equipment will be highlighted and discussed in the first class. Equipment must be provided by the student. Harnesses, belay devices, and carabiners are provided by COCC. Climbing shoes are provided by Bend Rock Gym.

Grading methods

Students complete journal/essay assignment highlighting any perceived effect of the respective activity on their health.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Health

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