Introduction to Bouldering

Plateau Eco-Sports - The Obed

Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Obed Wild and Scenic CookevilleTN  38501
Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Obed Wild and Scenic CookevilleTN  38501

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What's Included

Bouldering was initially a way of training towards roped rock climbing but has now developed into a full-fledged climbing sport. It involves no-rope climbing on walls up to 12 foot high protected by a crash mat. This allows climbers to practice extreme moves unhindered by harnesses & without the consequences of getting it wrong.

By eliminating the complex rope systems, bouldering allows you to focus on movement skills alone, which promotes confidence, strength and camaraderie among friends. Embracing bouldering and all it has to offer can be one of the fastest roads to overall improvement for any climber.

Topics include:
....... • Safety and avoiding injuries
....... • Spotting techniques
....... • Movement skills specific to bouldering
....... • Psychological skills for bouldering success

Middle Tennessee is one of the premier bouldering destinations in the South and hosts hundreds of boulder problems to suit all levels. This course, taught by our experienced guides, is designed to introduce you to the beautiful world of bouldering and help get you started on the right foot.

This course is designed to expose students to the sport of bouldering, while teaching a variety of climbing techniques, mental and physical preparedness, proper spotting and other areas of climbing safety.

Let’s Recap:

• We will be bouldering outdoors at Lilly Boulders near the Wild and Scenic Obed
• We offer a half day bouldering course and a full day of bouldering on weekends twice a month
• We will cover the fundamentals of bouldering and the principles of climbing movement
• We will cover topping out and safe falling-handholds and proper body positioning
• We supply crash pads, chalk bags, and an experienced guide

Bring a water bottle and snacks. Full day trips will be supplied lunch. Bring your own rock climbing shoes with you or bring your tennis shoes. We will take care of the rest!

About This Organizer

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.

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