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Climbing Basics

Every Weekday, 5–7 p.m.

Sundays, 3–5 p.m.

Free – UNL Students/Members
$15 – General Public


Learn the foundation of rope management skills, knots, equipment and policies required to climb at the Outdoor Adventures Center. Completion of class and skills check provides a one-year Climbing Pass.

Register for Climbing Basics

Bike Commuter Skills

Free – UNL Students/Members
$30 – General Public


This class teaches adult bicyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various road, climate, terrain and traffic conditions. Class time is spent on your bike doing drills to build your bike handling skills and riding on the streets as a part of traffic. Each class will cover three levels:

  • Bicycle handling drills in the parking lot
  • Bicycling in traffic
  • Enjoying the ride

Bike Maintenance Skills

Free – UNL Students/Members
$30 – General Public


Ever been stuck on the trail or street and not know what to do? Sign up for this class and practice basic maintenance items you can do on your own bike to get home and discuss other biking-related topics. A new topic will be presented each class night. Topics that will be covered include patching a flat, basic brake adjustments, riding position/bike fit and layering for winter commuting enjoyment.

Wilderness First Responder

January 13-17, 2024

Part 1:

$260 – UNL Student/Member/General Public

Part 2:

$395 – UNL Student/Member
$455 – General Public


This Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed for outdoor professionals, those taking multi-day or extended trips, and people involved with high-risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, etc.). WFR courses provide the ideal training for people who travel in remote locations, in challenging weather, with limited equipment, unreliable communication, and little or no access to outside assistance. WFR certification is the industry standard for outdoor guides and instructors, and graduates are trained to care for patients for extended periods and to make independent decisions about evacuation and resources.

Using the Wilderness Medicine Training Center's (WMTC) unique Hybrid Course, participants complete a 30-hour online course of study and tests (Part 1) prior to the start of the 50-hour practical on-site training, held at UNL (Part 2). Registration for both parts is required.

Contact Jordan Messerer,, with questions.

You can view the course syllabus here.

Register for Part 1 and Part 2 Here

Bike Commute Coaching

Free to the university community


Our League of American Bicyclists Instructors are here to assist you and answer your questions to help get you on the bike. There are also many online resources on bike commuting.

  • Do you need help finding a bike-friendly route in town?
  • Do you need help becoming more comfortable or confident riding?
  • Not sure how to dress or need help dialing in your bike for the commute to work or school?
  • Want to learn some basic mechanical skills?

Lead Climbing Clinic

$10 – UNL Students/Members
$20 – General Public


Been climbing a bit and looking to take your experience to the sharp end? Learn to lead climb in the climbing center. Class objectives include:

  • Build stronger body awareness.
  • Become comfortable in appropriately identifying hazards associated with lead climbing and ways to minimize their potential.
  • Provide lead belay, smooth and efficient clipping and foot positioning while climbing.
  • Learn to safely take lead falls.
Register for a Lead Climbing Clinic

Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) Course

$250 – UNL Students/Members
$350 – General Public

Register for a Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) Course