You'll learn about the relevant equipment, knots and terminology, and then we'll move right into belaying, body position, footwork and working around the climbing site. Then you will practice those skills in the outdoors with hands on climbing and rappelling.
Each climber will be able to get in several climbs and descents. You will come away with a good measure of actual climbing time on the rock. This course is 100% Top Roping on constant belay.
Here’s how it works:
• Tuesday or Thursday evening 7pm-8:30pm Skills Instruction Webinar (dates will be emailed)
• Saturday morning 7am meet in Cookeville TN (if you’re not near Cookeville We will email you directions to the crag)
• Climbing/Rappelling Saturday 9am-4pm several climbs/descents
• All necessary climbing gear will be provided
• Lunch and snacks will be provided
• Leave No Trace-Return Home
• Bring Water, Lunch, Snacks and be ready to have FUN
You will come away knowing what it is like to be a fully engaged and responsible member of a climbing party, and with a good measure of actual climbing time on the rock. Students will be outfitted with all technical equipment for this course.
At the conclusion of Introduction to Rock Climbing we encourage you to enroll in Climbing-101. This is a 2-day overnight course that continues to build upon the skills you’ve learned. We’ll cover climbing gear-outfitting for the climb, knots-bringing the rope to life, belay positioning and anchor systems, and improving your mental and physical fitness for rock climbing.
Welcome to Plateau Eco-Sports, home of your next High Adventure!
The Cumberland Plateau is home to the finest climbing/rappelling and whitewater paddling in the southeast featuring waterfalls, caves, gorges, National and State Parks, the Cumberland Trail, world-class musky/trout fishing, 3.8 million acres of Forest and 1200 miles of rivers and streams whose Eco-region represents one of the most bio-diverse land and water systems in the world.
Plateau Eco-Sports believes that our mountains, forests, streams and rivers have essential and inherent worth. They provide outdoor adventure, opportunities for learning, spiritual renewal, and a means to escape the chaos of everyday life. We specialize in outdoor education and adventure while promoting the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the wilderness.
We offer guided and unguided trips here in Middle Tennessee, for every ability level and outdoor interest-from backpacking and climbing to canoeing and kayaking and caving and fishing to name a few. Our goal is to teach people skills to safely enjoy the outdoors and to care for the outdoors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner.
Our Mission Statement: We work with people who want to go bigger, farther, higher in LIFE by increasing knowledge, confidence, and skills in High Adventure Eco-Sports. Browse our website and learn more about us and what we do. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding one of our adventure programs. You can also check out our Facebook page for photos and previous trips.