Indoor Workshops


Female student climbing the rock wall

Workshops are 2 hours of quality instruction aimed at broadening the knowledge of the Bronco Community on anything and everything outdoors. Our staff of highly qualified instructors will teach you the ropes and send you off with a fresh take on a variety of topics for only $5 per workshop for members or $25 for non-members. Some workshops may have prerequisites. All workshops are located at the BRIC from 7-9pm (unless otherwise noted).

How Challenging Is Each Opportunity?

* – All interested are welcome to join!

** – Open to newcomers eager to learn as well as individuals with prior activity experience and/or skills.

*** – Requires prior experience and/or applied skills related to the activity.

$5 Workshops

Advanced Technique and Movement (Technique and Movement 201)
This workshop is the next step for climbers who want to move with intention and climb harder. Workshop topics allow you to reassess your skills while progressing through expert climbing movement. Focus topics may include shifting weight, using length to your advantage, techniques for keeping hips close to the wall, complex footwork and hand positions, and resting on the wall- all to ensure you can hit those crux moves!
Date: Tue. 2/26
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Anchor Building Fundamentals*
Explore questions like “How strong should my anchor be?”, “How do I assess the components of my anchor?”, and “How do I incorporate redundancy to feel confident with my anchor?”. By focusing on knot tying and the acronym NERDS, this workshop will provide you with the answers you need to understand the fundamentals of anchor building.
Date: Mon. 2/18, Wed. 3/27
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Beginner Beginner Skateboarding*
An introduction to the basics of skateboarding, this workshop focuses on balance, pushing, turning, stopping, and falling. This workshop is designed to help students learn how to skateboard without purchasing a board.
Date: Wed. 2/6, Tue. 3/26, Thu. 4/18
Time: 6-8pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Cast Iron Camp Cooking*
Hungry for some backcountry delicacies? Come learn the techniques behind cooking with cast iron and discover the some great recipes for your next camping trip. There’s never too many cooks in the kitchen when you’re feasting with Adventures, so get ready to cook, eat, and clean the Dutch Oven way.
Date: Tue. 2/19, Mon. 3/25
Time: 6-8pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Cleaning Sport Anchors**
After learning the basics of lead climbing, learn how to take your outdoor sport climbing abilities to the next level. Learn how to retrieve your gear after leading outdoor sport routes. Instruction will include learning how to “clean to lower” and “clean to rappel”.
Date: Mon. 3/11, Tue. 4/16
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Climbing Rescue: Assisting from Above**
This workshop provides instruction on the introductory skills involved in self and partner rescue. Specific topics may include escaping a belay, the use of a munter hitch, addressing dropped belay devices, and partner hauling from above.
Location: Bronco Peak
Date: Mon. 3/4
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Climbing Rescue: Assisting from Below**
This workshop provides instruction on the introductory skills involved in self and partner rescue. Specific topics covered include going “hands-free” as a belayer and performing a vertical rescue in a top rope scenario.
Location: Bronco Peak
Date: Mon. 4/15
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Climbing Gear Maintinance*
This workshop will explore gear maintenance specific to rock climbing equipment. Topics covered include shelf life of items, gear inspection, and gear washing techniques.
Date: Tue. 2/12
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Fitness for Climbers*
This program includes safe and effective fitness instruction in a variety of formats including cardio, mind/body, strength, and body weight/strength training. After assessing your baseline climbing fitness level, this program will target ways in which fitness can improve climbing regimen. All classes will incorporate a Fitness personal Trainer and Adventures Instructor to facilitate the class.
Date: Mon. 2/11, Tue. 3/12, Mon. 4/8
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Intro to Lead Climbing**
Take your top-rope climbing experience to the next level with Intro to Lead Climbing at the Bronco Peak. You will learn how to efficiently clip quick-draws, avoid clipping mistakes, lead belay, take lead falls, and the basics of fall forces.
Date: Tue. 2/5, Mon. 2/25, Tue. 3/9, Wed. 4/10
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Intro to Rappelling**
This workshop uses ground school to introduce the basics of setting up a rappel and the motions involved in using rappelling as a secure means of descent. After demonstrating competence during ground school, your newly acquired knowledge will be taking to new heights with an experiential rappel from the top of the Bronco Peak with a belay back up. Trust us, it’s not as scary as it sounds!
Date: Wed. 3/20, Thu. 4/11
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Intro to Technique and Movement*
This workshop is the first step for climbers interested in intentional movement in rock climbing. Topics covered include balance as it applies to rock climbing, basic body positions for success, basic footwork and hand positions, and some of the jargon associated with climbing holds.
Date: Thu. 2/7, Mon. 3/18
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Spotting for Outdoor Bouldering*
Sign up to learn proper pad placement and spotting techniques to help protect fellow climbers while bouldering outdoors.
Date: Thu. 2/21
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Top Rope Anchors**
This workshop focuses on determining if a top rope anchor is “solid” for use in top rope climbing. Additionally, it covers the techniques required to build top rope anchors using static rope to extend anchors over an edge.
Date: Wed. 3/6
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time


Trad Anchors (Anchors 301)**
This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of placing traditional climbing gear and the steps to building complex anchors using traditional gear and natural protection.
Date: Wed. 3/13
Time: 7-9pm
Price: $5 for BRIC members $25 Non-members
Prerequisite: None
Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu 1 hour prior to program start time

Please email adventures@cpp.edu if you have any questions.