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Wellness Rock Climbing

Climbers Top Roping at LCC

Whether you are a complete beginner (Wellness 1) or a more experienced rock climber (Wellness 2), why not spend your lunch break on the climbing wall? These courses are composed of graduate students and Cornell professional staff including their spouses/partners and are instructed by some of our most experienced climbing staff.

Wellness Rock Climbing 1

If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, Cornell is the place to begin! Our Wellness Rock Climbing course is for beginner. For the beginner, the course introduces you to rock climbing equipment, knots, rope handling, belaying, safety, and various climbing techniques. Graduates of the class will learn the skills to be certified to belay at the Lindseth Climbing Center and will be on their way to climbing on their own for fun and fitness.

Wellness Rock Climbing 2

For the more experienced climber, this class will provide an opportunity to learn more advanced techniques such as climbing efficiency and reading routes, and hone your climbing skills in a supportive instructional environment. Top Rope Belay certification required.


Course Fee

Wellness Recreation Members $175
Non-Wellness Recreation Members $250

Fee Includes

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


First two classes are mandatory.


Wellness 1: No previous experience
Wellness 2: Belay certification at the Lindseth Climbing Center and some time climbing regularly

Drop Deadline

August 26th


Enroll by contacting COE at 607-255-6183 or
Enrollment in each section limited to 8 students.


Medical Form
Wellness 1 / Wellness 2 Schedule




Tuesday 9/3/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday 9/5/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Tuesday 9/10/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday 9/12/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Tuesday 9/17/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday 9/19/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Tuesday 9/24/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday 9/26/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Tuesday 10/1/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday 10/3/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Tuesday 10/8/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday 10/10/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Tuesday 10/15/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Thursday 10/17/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Tuesday 10/22/24 12:00pm to 1:15pm