Adventure Ecology: Introduction to Rock Climbing

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Parking: SLA Headquarters, 534 US Rt. 3 Holderness, NH 03245

(Rock Wall is located at the Fisher Family Barn, a 2 minute walk from SLA headquarters parking lot.)

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Join the Squam Lakes Association on August 11th from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Fisher Family Barn to learn the basics of rock climbing with conservation intern, Jonathan Brock. Jonathan has been teaching climbing for almost three years. He has worked and taught at both Metrorock Climbing Centers and Unity College’s Willard Rock Wall.

The basics of indoor rock climbing will be taught in this clinic. The anatomy of a harness, different types of belay devices, basic climbing knots, the PBUS belay method, and basic movement skills on the wall will be covered in depth. By the end of this clinic everyone who participates will be able to go into any climbing gym and pass the top-rope belay test. They will also have a basic foundation of climbing skills to build upon to become an overall climber.

Climbing is an activity for all people with any level of ability. No prior experience is necessary. This will be a judgement free environment where everyone will be challenged as much as they choose to be. So come down to the SLA to learn a new skill!

For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology Program, visit the SLA website ( or contact the SLA directly (603)-968-7336. The SLA also offers other Adventure Ecology trips throughout the summer. Every Friday from June 16 through August 18, these free programs are open to the public and cover a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission.