Technical Workshops

Workshops at the Bronco Peak $5 (Class 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

Anchors 101 – 1/24, 2/20 (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.

Fitness for Climbers – 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (7-9pm)
This program will be treated like a group fitness class and provide members safe and effective fitness instruction in a variety of formats including cardio, mind/body, strength, and body weight/strength training. This will also include the importance of taking inventory on their baseline fitness and considering a fitness program to complement their climbing regimen. An assessment will be the first workshop in this program regardless of when the participant begins the workshop. All classes will incorporate a Fitness Personal Trainer and Adventures Instructor to facilitate the class.

Lead 101 – 1/10, 1/16, 2/7, 2/13 (7-9pm) at Bronco Peak and Studio C
Learn to lead climb at the Bronco Peak. You’ll learn how to efficiently clip quick-draws, avoid clipping mistakes, lead belay, how to fall, and about fall forces.

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 – 2/6, 2/28 (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.

Skate 101 – 1/17, 2/15 (6-8pm) at the BRIC Pool Deck
An introduction to the very basics of skateboarding, this workshop focuses on balance, pushing, turning, stopping, falling, and maybe an ollie. This class is designed to help students interested in learning how to skateboard without having to purchase a board and commit financially to learning how to skateboard. A great transportation option for any college student!

Skate 201 – 2/27 (6-8pm) at the BRIC Pool Deck
Working off of Skate 101, Skate 201 attempts to improve the ability and style of the newly developed skateboarder. It will begin to focus on ground tricks and develop a persons balance while on the board.

Technique and Movement 101 – 1/23, 2/21 (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.

Workshops/Clinics (Multi-week)


This introductory course will help students to understand ways to properly prepare and mitigate the risks associated with backcountry winter travel. Hands on skills and lessons during the 4 progressive clinics includes proper tool usage, packing techniques, movement and rope teams skills, trip preparation, and navigation.

Dates: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Bronco Peak and the BRIC Conference Room

Price: $30 BRIC Members, $90 Non-members


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