Technical Workshops


Workshops at the Bronco Peak $5 (Classic Essentials)

Location: Bronco Peak (unless otherwise stated)
Price: $5 for BRIC members / $25 for non-members
Registration: Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu


Anchors 101 – 4/4, 4/12 (7-9pm)
A workshop focusing on how to determine if a top rope anchor is solid and safe to use for climbing. We will explore questions like “how strong should your anchor be, how do you assess the component parts, and how much built up redundancy do you need to feel secure with your set up?” The workshop focuses heavily on knot tying and the acronym NERDS to assess common climbing anchors. This class is for seasoned indoor climbers who are interested in taking their experience to the next level. We will explore outdoor climbing anchors and rigging suitable for securing top rope routes.

Kayaking 101 – 5/21 (6-8pm) at the BRIC Pool
Workshop at the BRIC Pool will introduce Kayaking as it relates to the beginner user. Instructor will go over the basic parts of kayaks, paddles, and typical accessories utilized for flat water environments as well as risk management as it pertains to kayaks in the pool and outdoor settings. 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.

Lead 101 – 4/2, 4/10, 4/30, 5/8 (7-9pm)
Seasoned top rope climbers that would like to take their climbing experience to the next level by climbing routes from the ground up, utilizing protection along the way to ensure safety. Learn to lead climb at the Bronco Peak. You will learn how to efficiently clip quick-draws, avoid clipping mistakes, lead belay, how to fall, and about fall forces.

Primitive Skills 101 – 5/2, 5/10 (7-9pm)
Primitive Skills workshops are focused on teaching some of the necessary skills to thrive in the wilderness with minimal supplies. Topics will include: tarpitecture, fire starting, primitive navigation, amongst other skills. At the end of the sessions students will help plan and execute an optional overnight trip in the backcountry.

Primitive Skills 201 – 5/16 (7-9pm)
This class will expand on the skills learned in Primitive Skills 101 workshops. Leave No Trace ethics will be introduced to express the importance of conservation sustainability on the outdoors. At the end of the sessions students will help plan and execute an optional overnight trip in the backcountry.

Private Classes
Does our schedule not meet your busy needs? We’ll work with you, we can set up custom programs for you, just reach out to the Adventure Education Coordinator or the Adventures Supervisor and we’ll set up a time that works for us both. All technical equipment provided.

Rappelling 101 – 4/9, 4/17 (7-9pm)
This rappelling workshop will cover the ground school of how to set up your rappel and gradually prepare you for a rappel experience in which participants will rappel with a belay back up. Trust us, it’s not as scary as it sounds. Depending on your comfort level, you will learn how to extend and back up your own rappels with a friction hitch emulating the most current practice in the guiding community for outdoor multi-pitch rappelling.

Slacklining 101 – 5/3. 5/9 (7-9pm) at the Pool Deck
Walk a slackline for the first time. An experienced instructor will be providing you with instruction, techniques, and safety tips in order to practice slacklining and learn the art of moving meditation.

Sport Climber 101 – 4/24, 5/1 (7-9pm)
Make the transition from leading indoors to outdoors as a Sport Climber. Climbers who are lead certified at Bronco Peak can participate in this indoor workshop focused on outdoor lead climbing skills. Learned skills from the workshop will be applied at an overnight sport climbing trip to New Jack City.

Technique and Movement 101 – 4/11, 4/19 (7-9pm)
Climbing movement is a multi-faceted skill. This workshop is a first step for new climbers who want to put intention to physical movement. We will focus on balance, shifting weight, keeping long arms, techniques for keeping hips close to the wall, basic footwork, basic hand positions, and some of the jargon associated with climbing.

Trail Running 101 – 4/18, 5/4, 5/11 (7am-9am) at the BRIC Conference Room and Pastures
Trail Running 101 is a work designed to introduce new users to the exciting sport of trail running. A variety of topics will be covered including sport specific footwear and equipment, planning for trail runs, warm ups and post stretching, diet, and guided runs on campus.

Workshops/Clinics (Multi-week)

Route Setting Fundamentals

Bouldering
Come join experienced route setting instructors for a hands-on boulder setting workshop. Topics within the area of setting theory, industry best practices, setting for body movement, creativity, and proper tool use will be covered.

Ropes
Come join experienced route setting instructors for a hands-on top-rope and lead route setting workshop. Topics within the area of setting theory, industry best practices, setting for body movement, creativity, rope systems, and proper tool use will be covered.

Date: Bouldering: 4/14, Ropes: 4/15

Time: 8am-5pm

Location: Bronco Peak

Price: $25 each workshop for BRIC Members. Receive a $10 discount when you register for both workshops.

Register at Member Services at the BRIC or online at recportal.cpp.edu


Contact

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