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).

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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*

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 how to hit those crux moves!
Date: Thu. 10/31
Time: 7-9pm

Advanced Backpacking*

This workshop is an introduction to the necessary equipment involved in wilderness backpacking. In addition to inspecting the gear involved in a successful outing, we will discuss how to pack your backpack for maximum efficiency and comfort on the trail.
Date: Wed. 10/16
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Poolside Lounge

Beginners Backpacking*

This workshop covers the basics of tour planning and trip logistics. Whether you plan to spend a single night or multiple days in the backcountry, proper planning and preparations will create a smooth wilderness experience.
Date: Wed. 10/2
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Poolside Lounge

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.
Dates: Tue. 9/24, Wed. 11/20
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Pool Deck

Beginners Kayaking*

Time spent on the water will cover learning the 4 basic paddle strokes and maneuvers as well as self-rescues and paddling etiquette. The last part of the class will combine all of these skills in several paddling activities and games.
Date: Thu. 9/12
Time: 6-8pm
Location: BRIC Pool

Beginners 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.
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Dates: Thu. 9/19, Wed. 10/9
Time: 7-9pm

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. 11/26
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Pool Deck

Climbing Injury Prevention*

Do you want to minimize your climbing injuries and maximize your climbing performance? Take this course to learn important techniques to prevent and manage climbing injuries so you can climb harder and longer, pain free.
Dates: Wed. 9/18, Thu. 10/17
Time: 7-9pm

Fitness for Climbers**

This program will 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.
Dates: Tue. 10/8, Tue. 10/15, Tue. 10/22, Tue. 10/29
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Bronco Peak and Studio B
Prerequisite: Green Belt

Intro to Climbing Anchors**

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?”
Dates: Mon. 9/16, Wed. 10/30
Time: 7-9pm
Prerequisite: Blue Belt

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.
Dates: Wed. 9/11, Tue. 10/1, Wed. 10/23, Tue. 11/5
Time: 6-9pm
Prerequisite: Blue Belt

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.
Dates: Wed. 9/25, Thu. 10/24
Time: 7-9pm
Prerequisite: Green Belt

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. 11/6
Time: 7-9pm
Prerequisite: Blue Belt

Trad Anchors**

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: Thu. 10/10
Time: 7-9pm
Prerequisite: Blue Belt