This course is an introduction to rock climbing and focuses on fundamentals. Participants will learn how to tie knots, belay, rappel, and use basic climbing equipment.

The class begins with an evening session at the indoor Adventure Climbing Center where the basics of climbing are discussed. This is followed by a full day lab that takes place at one of the local climbing areas in Santa Barbara.

Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes to both the indoor class and the lab; participants will be practicing movement techniques on the wall and rock.

The fee includes instruction, climbing equipment, and climbing shoes. Transportation is not provided; therefore, all transportation is by carpool. This class has a maximum enrollment of eight, so sign up fast!

Sign up online or register at the Recreation Customer Service Center.

For more information, call the ACC at 805-893-3737 or email us at

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