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Cornell University

PE 1639: Rock Climbing Conditioning

Bouldering Wall at LCC

Develop your climbing skills at your own pace! This class is self-conducted, with staff available for safety monitoring, questions, and light instruction. Each week new training practices and topics will be communicated as well as routes that focus on particular movements. To receive credit, you must attend eight 2-hour climbing sessions, which you will schedule by reservation. Separate reservations will be available for Bouldering and Roped Climbing (Top Rope and/or Lead). Previous rock climbing experience required.

Belay Staff will not be provided, but can be self-coordinated with other course participants. As a result, Top Rope Belay Certification will be required to reserve a Roped Climbing session. Students without TR Certification may reserve a Bouldering session, and seek Belay Certification during their session. Once they have received certification, they can reserve either type of session.


Course Fee

Students: $120
Community: N/A
CU Faculty/Staff: N/A

Fee Notes

Fee includes a Spring Semester Pass and free gear rentals, which begins on the first day of class and continues through May. Bringing your own personal gear is strongly encouraged.


To receive credit, you must attend at least 8 climbing sessions before the end of the Spring semester. After 8 sessions, your pass will not expire.


Basic Rock Climbing or equivalent personal experience. Top Rope Belay Certification at the Lindseth Climbing Center is required for roped climbing sessions.

Drop Deadline



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


Lindseth Climbing Center 


Session 1

Session 2
Weekday Middays 11:15am to 1:15pm n/a
Weekday Evenings 5:00pm to 7:00pm 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Weekends 1:00pm to 3:00pm 3:30pm to 5:30pm