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Cornell University

Rock Climbing

Climber outdoors at Peterskill

The COE Rock Climbing program has something to offer for every climber! There are PE courses for those who have never climbed before or those looking for guidance for how to sport lead climb or wanting to train to reach the next level.

Spring is the time to take your climbing outside with Spring Break in Nevada, top rope or multipitch in the Gunks or learning how to trad lead for a lifetime of exploration. No matter where you would like to take your climbing, COE has the class to help you progress!

For questions about Rock Climbing courses, please contact Andrew McLaughlin.


PE 1640: Basic Rock Climbing


PE 1641: Basic Rock Climbing: Closing the Adventure Gap


PE 1642: Women's Basic Rock Climbing


PE 1646: Intermediate Rock Climbing


PE 1647: Sport Lead Climbing


PE 1650: Technique and Training


PE 1651: Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing


PE 1653: Shawangunks Rock Climbing


PE 1654: Ice Climbing


PE 1655: Introduction to Traditional Lead Climbing


PE 1645: Southwest Climbing Expedition - Red Rock, NV


Wellness Rock Climbing