Skills Workshops

Kayak Workshops

These weekly clinics are designed to teach the basics of kayaking. With an emphasis on whitewater kayaking, the skills that are taught in these clinics are transferable to other types of kayaking. Instruction includes outfitting your kayak, exiting the kayak safely, paddle strokes and rescues.

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Lead Climbing Workshops

Our lead classes provide an introduction to indoor sport climbing. Previous climbing experience is required; participants should be comfortable climbing a 5.9 at our facility. The course will cover the basics of lead climbing including clipping quickdraws and lead belaying. We place a strong emphasis on safety and risk management including proper lead climbing falls.

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Fitness for Climbing

This workshop will provide you with some training exercises focused on improving your climbing fitness. We’ll work on drills both on and off the wall to increase your strength and improve your cardio. We’ll utilize a variety of training techniques to give you options to turn your climbing session into a full body workout.  

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    Women's Power Hour

    These weekly get-togethers are designed to create a fun and supportive environment and community of strong, passionate women climbers at Duke. Each week is facilitated by Outdoor Adventure’s own inspiring woman staff and sessions will focus on different skills, techniques, and workouts. 

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    Belay Classes

    Our belay classes provide a comprehensive introduction to rock climbing. You will learn about the basic climbing concepts and practices including equipment, rope handling, knots and proper belay technique. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to take our belay check in order to receive a belay pass at our facility, allowing you to belay anytime the facility is open.

    • Thursdays / 5:30pm - 7:30pm / Wilson Center Climbing Wall / FREE
    • Sundays / 4pm-6pm / Wilson Center Climbing Wall / FREE

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