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Clinics and Events

Fall 2019 Schedule 

Climbing Center Members: All Belay Clinics are included in your 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: 8/25 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

    Registration Deadline: 9/13 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

    Registration Deadline: 9/23 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    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: $15

    Registration Deadline: 10/05 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Description: This intermediate class builds on topics discussed in the Top Rope clinic. The Lead Climbing Clinic will focus on the systems and skills required to lead climb in an indoor setting. Students will learn how to lead belay, catch lead falls, clip quick draws and what to do in case of a fall.

    Prerequisite: Top-rope belay certified and capable of climbing 5.9 comfortably at the Climbing Center

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

    Registration Deadline: 10/10 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 7pm-9pm

    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: $15

    Registration Deadline: 10/19 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Description: This intermediate class builds on topics discussed in the Top Rope clinic. The Lead Climbing Clinic will focus on the systems and skills required to lead climb in an indoor setting. Students will learn how to lead belay, catch lead falls, clip quick draws and what to do in case of a fall.

    Prerequisite: Top-rope belay certified and capable of climbing 5.9 comfortably at the Climbing Center

  • Cost: FREE

    Registration: 10/25 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 2:45pm - 4:00pm

    Description: Warmup with a yoga flow, and then stick around for an informal climbing session at the Climbing Center!

    Prerequisite: None

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

    Registration Deadline: 10/25 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    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: $5 non-members without a costume / $0 Climbing Center members or anyone in a costume

    Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Description: Come and get spookey at the Climbing Center this Halloween!

    Join us for a variety of climbing actitivites! Not a member? No problem! Wear a costume and get in for free! Winners of the costume contest will get a free climbing pass for the rest of the semester. There will be plenty of fun challenges, such as a dyno competition, Trick-or-Treating up the climbing towers, and crate-stacking competitions. Everyone will walk away with plenty of candy having had a great time!

    Prerequisite: None

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

    Registration Deadline: 11/07 @ Start of the workshop

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    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

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
    • Introduction to Climbing and Belay Clinic: minimum 4 participants
    • Lead Climbing Clinic: minimum 2 participants

Requests will be processed within 5 business days of email submission