Climbing Wall Classes

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Climbing Wall Classes

Climbing Basics

Learn the basic foundation of rope management skills, knots, equipment, and policies required to climb at the UNL Outdoor Adventures Center. Completion of class and skill check is valid for one year. Interested in learning secrets of climbing like a pro? This class costs $20 for UNL student or CREC member and $25 for the general public.

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Skills Check

A top rope skill check is available during open wall hours for experienced climbers who wish to bypass the Climbing Basics course. Cost for the skill check is $20.00 and is valid for 12 months after successful completion. Skills Check price includes same-day access to the climbing wall.

Couch to 5.10

Winter’s nearly over, get off the couch and start getting ready for spring. This 4-week class will give you the tools to develop the strength to help you climb longer and more efficiently. Each week, you will advance your technique using various exercises and drills, as well as addressing various ways to train and build your climbing fitness. Climbing shoes strongly recommended.

Beginners and regular climbers are encouraged to attend.

Class can be arranged with Todd Grier at
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Introduction to Lead Climbing

This class meets two times for two hours with you and a partner and teaches foundational skills needed to dial in lead climbing and lead belaying at the climbing wall. Prior top rope climbing experience at or above 5.9 is required to succeed in this class. Completion of class provides a one year, Lead, Top Rope, & Bouldering Pass.

This class costs $30 for UNL student or CREC member and $35 for the general public.

Class can be arranged with Todd Grier at You will need to have a climbing partner when you take this class!

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*Note: All climbing classes offered by Campus Recreation are designed for climbing at the UNL Climbing Center ONLY and DO NOT provide skills needed to climb on natural outdoor rock surfaces. All climbing wall patrons (regardless of past experience & skill level) are required to pass a skill check every 12 months. Skill checks can be completed when the wall is open.

For more information and register for a climbing wall class, please visit Outdoor Adventures, the Campus Recreation Center office, or contact: Outdoor Adventures main office at (402) 472-4777.

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