Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class

9:30 AM  –  2:30 PM

CCC Trailhead Parking Lot - Devil's Lake State Park

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Group size: 8

Join REI to learn the fundamentals of outdoor rock climbing in this hands-on experience. We'll focus on building the skills you need to continue your climbing journey, including proper belay techniques to keep your fellow climbers protected while they're off the ground. We'll cover necessary knots and give you the chance to practice basic outdoor climbing techniques, with some personalized instruction along the way. REI will provide all of the necessary climbing equipment for this great first-time experience.

  • Learn how to belay other climbers while they're off the ground
  • Learn to tie the basic climbing knots and practice good rope management
  • Learn the basics of climbing movement and technique
  • Practice your new skills with ample opportunities to climb multiple outdoor climbing routes
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult

CCC Trailhead Parking Lot - Devil's Lake State Park

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If you have any questions, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm @ 312-929-3047; or Friday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ 312-834-3734; or by email at Chicago-os@rei.com - All of these are monitored mailboxes.