Rock Climbing 101 with Mike Gowen, certified climbing instructor
Have you always wanted to try rock climbing, but you don?t know where to start? Rock Climbing 101 can help. During the hour long introduction to rock climbing, all the basics will be covered. You'll be introduced to the history and various disciplines of climbing (indoors & out), as well as safety considerations, climbing techniques and basic gear.
The instructor will focus on empowering participants with a foundation of information and basic skill awareness with the objective of individuals being ready to pursue the climbing discipline of their choice. The session will include hands on introduction to basic knots and uses of equipment. The instructor will also share a variety of resources to get you started after the course.
Mike Gowen has been teaching and leading adventure trips for 20 years. He is a lecturer in Murray State's Dept. of Community Leadership & Human Services. Mike has traveled the United States in pursuit of adventure. Climbing has led him to destinations in the eastern and western United States. He is a certified climbing instructor, Leave No Trace Master Educator and wilderness first aid instructor.
He is also a volunteer host for WKMS' radio show Music from the Front Porch.
McCracken County Public Library 101 Series - Rock Climbing 101