This course introduces students to the basic technical skills associated with rock climbing. The appropriate student has little to no rock climbing experience, and is led through a gentle progression of technical skills in both single-day and overnight excursions. Emphasis is placed on climbing at outdoor top rope and multi-pitch sites, utilizing natural and fixed anchor systems. Students are introduced to basic knots, rope handling, belaying, signals, anchors, and rigging. In addition, students are asked to consider risk management, problem solving, and decision making in the development of these skills. Movement on rock, balance, as well as physical and emotional safety are incorporated daily as the group moves through this progression of skills.