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PE 1650: Rock Climbing Technique and Training

Climber Bouldering at LCC

Technique & Training is meant for the climber who has climbing experience and is striving to reach the next level but can’t quite get there on their own. This course is designed to improve your climbing technique through climbing specific training and cross-training conditioning. You will learn how to build and implement a climbing training routine, safely and effectively use a campus board and hang board, and participate in balanced muscle development to help prevent injury and keep climbing for a lifetime!

This course does not cover the skills necessary for lead climbing, please refer to Sport Lead Climbing


Course Fee

Students: $315
Community: $395
CU Faculty/Staff: $345

Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course. 

Fee Notes

Fee includes climbing pass and free gear rentals for the semester, which begins on the first day of class.


Students may miss two classes and still receive PE credit.


At least 1 year of rock climbing regularly
Top Rope Belay certification at the Lindseth Climbing Center

Drop Deadline

September 2nd


Enroll through Student Center or by contacting COE at 607-255-6183 or


Medical Form
Lindseth Climbing Waiver




Thursday 10/20/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Tuesday 10/25/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Thursday 10/27/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Tuesday 11/1/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Thursday 11/3/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Tuesday 11/8/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Thursday 11/10/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Tuesday 11/15/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Thursday 11/17/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Tuesday 11/29/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Thursday 12/1/22 11:45am to 1:15pm
Tuesday 12/6/22 11:45am to 1:15pm