The intro to outdoor rock climbing trip is designed for first time climbers and for those who would like to transition from indoor gym climbing to the great outdoors. We believe everyone can enjoy rock climbing and our objectives are to help beginners learn the basics and pursue this fantastic sport. We take a short hike to a natural cliff face, discuss climbing safety and knots, and begin climbing and belaying. You will have plenty of opportunity to climb and practice belaying as we top-rope climb on at least 3-5 routes with unique rock types and features. Participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to pass a belay test in an indoor climbing gym. Skills Covered: -Understanding Climbing Gear – Harness, Helmets, Biners, Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking), Chalk Bag, Rock Shoes, Rope, Quick-Draws -Climbing Commands -Learn how to belay climbers and catch a fall -Learn basic technique to climb rock faces and cracks -Cragging area Ethics, Safety concerns -Climbing on Toprope Class Includes: Climbing Gear: Rock Shoes, Harness, Helmets, Biners, Belay Device(ATC and Auto Locking), Chalk Bag, Rope, Quick Draws The class will take place at Mount Erie, but is subject to change depending on weather conditions.