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Cornell University

PE 1641: BIPOC Rock Climbing


Come climb with COE and take part in the Cornell climbing community! We will introduce you to rock climbing movement and techniques, belaying, equipment, knots, rappelling, and safety at the Lindseth Climbing Center. Courses ensure a high degree of individual attention and a supportive space to explore the vertical world! Graduates of this course will have the knowledge and skills to push themselves to new challenges while climbing safely and responsibly. We will also talk about BIPOC individuals and groups in rock climbing.

This class is designed to enable Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color underrepresented in the sport of rock climbing to learn the sport and to feel included and supported. The class is open to all Cornell students interested in learning rock climbing with this special focus.


Course Fee

Students: $315*
Community: N/A Spring 2021
CU Faculty/Staff: N/A Spring 2021

*Fee waiver available if you receive financial assistance, see application below.

Fee Notes

Fee includes climbing pass and free gear rentals for the semester: Spring 2021 - pass available contingent on university regulations.


First two classes are mandatory.
Students may miss one class and still receive PE credit.


All experience levels are welcome, no previous experience required.

Drop Deadline



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


Medical Form

Lindseth Climbing Waiver
Fee Waiver Application

Section 1 Schedule




Wednesday 2/17/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 2/24/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 3/3/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 3/17/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 3/24/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 3/31/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 4/7/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 4/14/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 4/21/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 4/28/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 5/5/21 3:15pm to 4:45pm