Beginning Gym Climbing

 

Course Syllabus
   

 

 

 

 

 

Idaho State Climbing WallBEGINNING GYM CLIMBING
(PEAC 1189)

 

Department of Sports Science & Physical Education

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Course: Beginning Gym Climbing (PEAC 1189)

 

Semesters: Spring Semester (1st  8 weeks)


Time: Tuesday & Thursday 1-2:30 p.m.  

 

Location: Reed Gym Climbing Wall

Instructor:  Peter Joyce

Email:  joycpete@isu.edu



TEXT (optional)


Gym Climbing by John Long (1998). Falcon

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION


The course is an introduction to fundamentals of technique, and safety of rock climbing in an indoor climbing gym.

 

 

TARGETED STANDARDS

 

The Sports Science and Physical Education Department’s Outdoor Education curriculum at Idaho State is based on a foundation of five nationally recognized standards.  The following standard applies to this course:  

 

Standard #5  Outdoor Education Experiential Skills and Field Experience Outdoor educators understand the techniques, equipment and safety procedures associated with a variety of outdoor skills; have taken ample opportunity to learn, practice and refine outdoor skills; and have gained practical experience in leading outdoor activities and/or teaching outdoor skills.

 

 

OBJECTIVES

 

Objective 1 (Academic Objective): To gain an understanding of policies of the Reed Gym climbing wall.

Objective 1 Learning Outcomes - By the end of the course, students will:


1a. Explain the bouldering limits.

1b. Explain the policies for top rope climbing at the Reed Gym indoor climbing wall.

Objective 2 (Academic Objective):  To gain an understanding of the proper techniques for using rock climbing equipment: harness, shoes, belay device, carabiner, anchors. Understand the limitations of rock climbing equipment.

Objective 2 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will:

 

2a.  Demonstrate the correct uses of rock climbing equipment.
2b.  Explain the proper care of a rope and climbing harness.
2c.  Explain the differences between and when to use a static and dynamic rope.
2d.  Explain the limitations or rock climbing equipment.

Objective 3 (Motor Skill Objective):  To understand the principles of knot tying and be able to tie a figure eight follow through knot.

Objective 3 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will:
3a.  Explain the principles of knot tying.
3b.  Demonstrate the correct technique of tying a figure eight follow through knot.

Objective 4 (Motor Skill Objective):  To learn the techniques of belaying a climber.

Objective 4 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will:
4a.  Demonstrate the correct technique of belaying a climber.
4b.  Explain the communication process between a climber and belayer.
4c.  Demonstrate belaying a falling climber.
4d.  Explain the principles of belaying and the use of an anchor while belaying.

Objective 5 (Motor Skill Objective):  To be able to rappel from various heights.

Objective 5 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will:


5a.  Demonstrate the techniques of rappelling with a rappel device.
5b.  Describe how to conduct a “safety check” before rappelling.
5c.  Demonstrate the ability to belay a rappelling climber.

Objective 6 (Motor Skill Objective):  To an understanding of lead climbing, and belaying a leader.

Objective 6 Learning Outcomes – By the end of the course, students will:


6a.  Explain the differences between top rope and lead climbing.
6b.  Explain the differences between belaying a top rope and lead climber.
6c.  Demonstrate the quickdraw clipping techniques.
6d.  Demonstrate lead climbing and belaying a lead climber.
6f.  Take a lead fall.
6g.  Demonstrate belaying a lead climber during a fall.

 

GRADING

 

Grades for this course are determined by using a point system.  The final grade is reached by adding points from three components:

Total Number of Points Possible:  100 pts


Grading Example

As an example of how grades are determine, let’s say that a student in the course attends 12 out of the possible 16 total class sessions; and they receive 20 pts. on the skill assessment test.  Here’s how the grade would be calculated:

  • Attendance and Participation  12 x 5 =  60  pts.
  • Skill Assessment  20 pts.

Total Points:  60 + 20 = 80
Percentage Grade: 80/100 =  80%
Letter Grade - Using the ISU grading scale (below):  B-

 

GRADING SCALE
A         93-100             C+       77-79               D-        60-62
A-        90-92               C         73-76               F          60-below
B+       87-89               C-        70-72
B         83-86               D+       67-69
B-        80-82               D         63-66


REASONABLE ACCOMODATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES


If you have a diagnosed disability or believe that you have a disability that might require “reasonable accommodation” on the part of the instructor, please call the Director, Center of Services for Students with Disabilities, 282-3599. As a part of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the student to disclose a disability prior to requesting reasonable accommodation. 

 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE (ALIGNED WITH COURSE OBJECTIVES)

PEAC 1189: Beginning Gym Climbing
Unit Plan/Course Outline

 

 

Day

Course Topic

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

1

Warm ups, climbing techniques, bouldering

Objectives 1, 2
Learning Outcomes:  1a

2

Knot tying and belaying

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

3

Belaying and climbing

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

4

Climbing activity

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

5

 

Climbing activity

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

6

 

Climbing activity

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

7

rappelling

Objectives 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  2a, 2b, 2c, 5a, 5b, 5c

8

rappelling

Objectives 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  2a, 2b, 2c, 5a, 5b, 5c

9

Rappel in Holt Arena

Objectives 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  2a, 2b, 2c, 5a, 5b, 5c

10

Climbing activity

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

11

 

Climbing activity

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

12

Climbing activity

 

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d

13

Climbing activity

 

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 6c

14

Climbing activity

 

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 6a, 6b, 6c

15

Climbing activity

 

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f

16

Final exam/ climbing activity

Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Learning Outcomes:  1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f

 


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