Top Roping

Top roping is a style in climbing in which a rope, used for the climber’s safety, runs from a belayer at the foot of a route through one or more carabineers connected to an anchor system at the top of the route and back down to the climber.

Class Schedule:

  • Fall Class dates: Sept 1, Spet 26, Oct 26
  • All classes from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Beginners to Expert, must pass LaHaye Student Union’s Belay Test

Bouldering

Bouldering is climbing on short, low routes, without the use of the safety rope that is typical of most other styles. Protection typically consists of a cushioned bouldering pad below the route and/or a spotter (a person who watches from below and tries to break hazardous falls for the climber.

Class Schedule:

  • Fall Class dates: Sept 8, Oct 3, Nov 3
  • All classes from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Beginners to Expert

Lead Climbing

Lead Climbing is climbing without the use of pre-set belays. One person (the leader) will start the climb carrying one end of the rope and will gradually attach it to additional anchors as he/she climbs, thereby establishing a belay system that progresses with the climb.

Class Schedule:

  • Fall Class dates (you must attend all four classes)
    • Class 1: Sept 14, 16, 21, and 23
    • Class 2: Nov 9, 11, 16 and 18
  • All classes from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Intermediate to Expert; must attend Top Rope and Bouldering class, as well as pass LaHaye Student Union’s Belay Test