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PE 1641: Basic Rock - Closing the Adventure Gap

Adventure Gap: addressing racial disparities that cause minority populations to be much less likely to seek recreation, adventure, and solace in our wilderness spaces.

Come climb with COE and take part in the Cornell climbing community! In this special section of Basic Rock Climbing we will introduce you to rock climbing movement and techniques, belaying, equipment, knots, rappelling, and safety at the Lindseth Climbing Center. In addition, we will explore identity, community, and belonging in the outdoors. Courses ensure a high degree of individual and supportive attention. Graduates of this course will build a solid foundation of skills to support future adventures in the vertical world.


Course Fee

Students: $325
Community: $355
CU Faculty/Staff: $340

Fee Notes

Fee includes climbing pass and free gear rentals for the semester.

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


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

Section 1 Schedule




Wednesday 1/31/43 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 2/7/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 2/14/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 2/21/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 2/28/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 3/6/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 3/13/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 3/20/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 3/27/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 4/10/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm
Wednesday 4/17/24 3:15pm to 4:55pm