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March 04, 2021

A Rocky Start

The Rock Climbing ECS started our seminar with some hands-on learning right away. The first class was held at City Rock, located in downtown Colorado Springs on Monday. We immediately learned how to belay, tie clove-hitch and figure-8 knots, and discovered the basics of bouldering/sport climbing. We met the first of our many guest guides, Katie and Anna, who will be helping us throughout the course. Personally, I haven’t rock climbed since I was 12 years old, but for oddly enough, the motions...
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February 17, 2021

Rockclimbing ECS | Course Description

The Art and Science of Rockclimbing Essential Questions: 1. How can rock climbing be understood through principles of physics? 2. How does the geological makeup of the stone affect the climber’s experience? 3. From the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi, to an Olympic sport, how and why has climbing evolved? Course Description: The Science and History of Rock Climbing is a lecture, discussion, problem, and project-based course about the physics, geology, and significant histories of rock...
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February 17, 2021

Rockclimbing ECS | Course Description

The Art and Science of Rockclimbing Essential Questions: 1. How can rock climbing be understood through principles of physics? 2. How does the geological makeup of the stone affect the climber’s experience? 3. From the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi, to an Olympic sport, how and why has...
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