CPA’s Indoor Climbing Wall: A “Pulsive” Action Adventure


The Physical Activity Center, which opened in 2002, originally designed the indoor climbing wall as the centerpiece of the building, and 20 years later it’s still one of the most exciting features of the whole thing. building.

During the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Outdoor Adventure Center removed half of the ropes from its seven lanes and required reservations to be made online prior to entry. But starting last fall, they removed those restrictions and reopened all seven lanes to students.

For wall recording, “students slide [their I.D.] as they normally do at the CPA, then turn right into the Outdoor Adventure Center where there is an additional climbing wall,” said Eric Payne, Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure for Recreation from campus.

First-time climbers or climbers with expired forms must sign a waiver for entry, which is functional for one year.

If the student needs a helmet, a harness or shoes, the CPA staff provides them on request. Students are also allowed to use their own harness.

Outdoor Adventure launched its first Shadow of the Mountain climbing competition last November, which included advanced, intermediate and beginner categories.

“This spring we have a few different climbing clinics,” Payne said. “At the third [of February] we have an introduction to the climbing clinic, which is the foundation of form, technique and pulley.”

There will also be an introductory sport climbing clinic on February 10, which will cover the details of sport riding and sport climbing. Up-to-date top rope pulley certification is required for this clinic.

The indoor climbing wall is available Monday through Friday. It is open from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday. For more information, contact Eric Payne at [email protected]


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