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Fall 2021 Schedule 

Climbing Center Members: All Belay Clinics are included in the cost of a semester membership! 

If registering online, use the promo code "onbelay" to register at no charge.

NOTE: All non-Climbing Center Members that use this promo code to register for Belay Clinics will either be removed from the roster, or required to pay the clinic fee prior to admittance. 

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  • Cost: Free for all participants

    Registration Deadline: 8/29 @ Start of the clinic

    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Description: Learning to belay is an important part of the climbing experience at the Texas State Climbing Wall or outside at any natural cliff face.

    These clinics teach participants about equipment, knots, climbing skills, belay technique, catching falls, and lowering climbers; all with plenty of practice. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Belay Skills Assessment to belay independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Cost: $10/team

    Registration Deadline: September 10th@ 9:00PM (starts September 6)

    Time: Monday - Friday, 4:00-9:00PM

    Capacity: No limit on # of teams. Each team is limited to two climbers 

    Description: Compete with your fellow Bobcats in this 6-week bouldering league! Form teams of 2 and fight for a top place this semester! Four new problems of varying difficulty are set each week, and your team has 5 tries per problem to reach the top!

    For all competition rules, see information sheet at the Climbing Center.

    Prerequisite: Must have a current membership at the Texas State Climbing Center to participate.

  • Cost: $5 non-members / $0 Climbing Center members

    Registration Deadline: 9/13 @ Start of the clinic

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Capacity: Participation is limited to the first 6 registrants

    Description: Learning to belay is an important part of the climbing experience at the Texas State Climbing Wall or outside at any natural cliff face.

    These clinics teach participants about equipment, knots, climbing skills, belay technique, catching falls, and lowering climbers; all with plenty of practice. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Belay Skills Assessment to belay independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Cost: $5 non-members / $0 Climbing Center members

    Registration Deadline: 9/23 @ Start of the clinic

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Capacity: Participation is limited to the first 6 registrants

    Description: Learning to belay is an important part of the climbing experience at the Texas State Climbing Wall or outside at any natural cliff face.

    These clinics teach participants about equipment, knots, climbing skills, belay technique, catching falls, and lowering climbers; all with plenty of practice. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Belay Skills Assessment to belay independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Cost: $5 non-members / $0 Climbing Center members

    Registration Deadline: 10/11 @ Start of the clinic

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Capacity: Participation is limited to the first 6 registrants

    Description: Learning to belay is an important part of the climbing experience at the Texas State Climbing Wall or outside at any natural cliff face.

    These clinics teach participants about equipment, knots, climbing skills, belay technique, catching falls, and lowering climbers; all with plenty of practice. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Belay Skills Assessment to belay independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Cost: $25 non-members / $15 Climbing Center members

    Registration Deadline: 10/15 @ 5:00PM

    Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

    Capacity: Participation is limited to the first 6 registrants

    Description: This intermediate class builds on topics discussed in the Belay Clinic. The Lead Climbing Clinic will consist of one 4-hour session focusing on the systems and skills required to lead climb in an indoor setting.

    Students will learn how to lead belay, catch lead falls, clip quickdraws, and how to fall safely while lead climbing. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Lead Skills Assessment to Lead Climb independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: Top Rope Belay Certified at TXST Climbing Center

  • Cost: $10/team

    Registration Deadline: 10/22 @ 9:00PM (starts October 18)

    Time: Monday - Friday, 4:00-9:00PM

    Capacity: No limit on # of teams. Each team is limited to two climbers 

    Description: Compete with your fellow Bobcats in this 6-week bouldering league! Form teams of 2 and fight for a top place this semester! Four new problems of varying difficulty are set each week, and your team has 5 tries per problem to reach the top!

    For all competition rules, see information sheet at the Climbing Center.

    Prerequisite: Must have a current membership at the Texas State Climbing Center to participate.

  • Cost: $5 non-members / $0 Climbing Center members

    Registration Deadline: 10/21 @ Start of the clinic

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Capacity: Participation is limited to the first 6 registrants

    Description: Learning to belay is an important part of the climbing experience at the Texas State Climbing Wall or outside at any natural cliff face.

    These clinics teach participants about equipment, knots, climbing skills, belay technique, catching falls, and lowering climbers; all with plenty of practice. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Belay Skills Assessment to belay independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Cost: $Free for all Texas State students

    Registration Deadline: n/a

    Time: 4:00PM - 9:00PM

    Description: Wear your Halloween costume, bring your friends, and spend some time at the Climbing Center trick-or-treating and participating in fun games and activities! Staff will be onsite to help belay and get you climbing. Additionally, the ever popular Crate Stacking activity will be available to try out!

  • Cost: $5 non-members / $0 Climbing Center members

    Registration Deadline: 11/1 @ Start of the clinic

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Capacity: Participation is limited to the first 6 registrants

    Description: Learning to belay is an important part of the climbing experience at the Texas State Climbing Wall or outside at any natural cliff face.

    These clinics teach participants about equipment, knots, climbing skills, belay technique, catching falls, and lowering climbers; all with plenty of practice. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Belay Skills Assessment to belay independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: None

  • Cost: $25 non-members / $15 Climbing Center members

    Registration Deadline: 11/12 @ 5:00PM

    Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

    Capacity: Participation is limited to the first 6 registrants

    Description: This intermediate class builds on topics discussed in the Belay Clinic. The Lead Climbing Clinic will consist of one 4-hour session focusing on the systems and skills required to lead climb in an indoor setting.

    Students will learn how to lead belay, catch lead falls, clip quickdraws, and how to fall safely while lead climbing. Participants who have completed a workshop must then complete a free Lead Skills Assessment to Lead Climb independently at the climbing wall.

    Prerequisite: Top Rope Belay Certified at TXST Climbing Center

Not able to make one of the scheduled clinic dates?

Not a problem! If you and/or a group of friends would like to learn how to rock climb, belay, or lead climb you can now schedule a private clinic. 

Simply email outdoorcenter@txstate.edu containing the information outlined below:

  • Type of requested clinic
    • Introduction to Climbing
    • Belay Clinic
    • Lead Climbing Clinic
  • Date and time of requested clinic
    • Introduction to Climbing is two, 2-hour sessions
    • Belay Clinics are 2-hour sessions
    • Lead Climbing Clinics are 4-hour sessions
  • Number of participants
    • Minimum 4 participants