Clinics

Sharpen your Skills

Outdoor Adventures sponsors a number of clinics throughout the year that focus on developing specific skill sets, teaching about different outdoor activities and more. Some of these clinics are also a great way to prepare for an outdoor adventures trip.

Our clinics are instructed by student trip guides, climbing wall staff members, resource attendants and select members of the Missouri State, local and regional community.

Three General Types of Clinics:

  • Free, non-mandatory clinics that have no registration fee and are not required for attendance on any trip. Registration is still required.
  • Trip clinics that are highly recommended—if not, mandatory—for attendance on a corresponding Outdoor Adventures trip. Sometimes these clinics are included in the price of a trip.
  • Certification and climbing clinics that are perfect for students wanting to learn how to rock climb. Registration fee depends on clinic.

Spring 2018 Clinics

Register online at RecPortal.MissouriState.edu

Belay Clinics (FREE): OA will continue to provide free nightly belay clinics on individual demand.

Lead Clinic ($15) : Offered February 15, March 7th, and April 26th from 7 - 10 pm at the climbing wall. Pre-requistes: Completed belay training.

Footwork 101 ($5) : Offered February 1st from 4 - 5 pm, March 21st from 9 - 10 pm, and April 16th from 4 - 5 pm at the climbing wall. This class will cover basic footwork technique to improve your climbing and how to train these skills.

Introduction to Climbing Movement Part A ($5) : Offered February 7th from 9 - 10 pm, March 20th from 3 - 4 pm, and April 12th from 3 - 4 pm at the climbing wall. This class will teach you basic technique to improve your climbing and how to train these skills. A compliment to Part B but neither class is a pre-requisite of the other.

Introduction to Climbing Movement Part B ($5) : Offered February 12th from 3 - 4 pm, March 2nd from 3 - 4 pm, and April 30th from 9 - 10 pm at the climbing wall. This class will teach you basic technique to improve your climbing and how to train these skills. A compliment to Part A but neither class is a pre-requisite of the other.

Patron Route Setting Clinic/Open Setting Time ($5) : Offered March 23rd and April 27th from 6:15 - 9 pm at the climbing wall. This class will teach you how to set a problem at the wall from start to finish.

Introduction to Camp Site Set Up (FREE) : Offered March 8th and April 5th from 7 - 8 pm. This class will teach you how to set up a tent, cook an outdoor meal, principals of backpacking, and outdoor ethics.

Private Lessons ($10) : Outdoor Adventures now offers private lessons for any climbing, route setting, leadership, or outdoor skill needs. Contact AMoney@MissouriState.edu to discuss if we can meet your needs. 

Knot Tying Clinic: Offered on demand

Anchor Building Clinic: Offered on demand

 
*Top Rope Clinics run an hour to and hour and a half
*Lead Clinics run 3 hours
*Wear comfortable athletic clothing, clinics require both belaying and climbing
* Max of 6 per clinic