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Workshops and Clinics

Led by our trained and experienced instructors these short teaching sessions are aimed at introducing, improving, and perfecting technical outdoor skills. The majority of our workshops and clinics are free to the CSUN community. We find that experiential learning in small groups is the most productive method of learning. Whether it's your first time with a topic or are looking to take your outdoor game to the next level, be prepared to get your hands dirty.

For more information, explore the individual workshops on the tabs below, or stop by the Outdoor Adventure Center in the Northwest corner of the SRC.

Basic Indoor Rock Climbing

Location: SRC RIDGE Rockwall

Dates:

  • September 16 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • September 30 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • October 15 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • October 23 @ 5:00 p.m.

Come get to know CSUN’s state of the art RIDGE Rock Wall. No experience is necessary to take part in this free hour and 30 minute introduction to indoor rock climbing. A trained instructor will walk you through rock climbing equipment, preparing to climb, safely belaying others, and moving while on the rock. After this course you will have a better understanding, comfort, and appreciating for recreational climbing. You will be able to come back at any time and climb and belay at the RIDGE to work out and continue with the sport.

Instruction Includes:
  • Proper use of Helmets, harness, shoes, carabineers
  • Knots
  • Belay Certification
  • Movement on the Rock
Notes
  • All gear (helmets, harness, shoes, carabineers, calk, ATC) included
  • No experience required

Intro to Ultra-Light Backpacking

Location: Outdoor Adventure Center (Northwest corner of the Student Rec Center)

Dates:

  • September 23 @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • October 14 @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • October 29 @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Imagine a world where you can go backpacking with less than 20 pounds upon your back. Join us as we discuss ultralight design, theory, and strategy in this mind blowing hands on workshop, as well as meet fellow backpacking enthusiasts. Additionally, you will walk away with your own custom ultralight alcohol stove. In 45 minutes of comprehensive instruction, our instructors will cover what you should bring in regards to clothing, sleep and shelter systems, food and nutrition and for a basic.

Slack Lining

Location: Outdoor Adventure Office (Northwest corner of the Student Rec Center)

Dates:

  • October 9 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Slack lining is the relatively new sport of balancing and moving on a narrow, springy type of rope called webbing that is strung between two fixed points. First originating amongst rock climbers in Yosemite Valley, Slack lining has evolved into a form of cross training, a backyard activity, and a sport of its own. Before you start high lining, water lining, tricking, yoga lining, urban lining, and free styling, you need to learn the basics of setting up and moving on a slack line. In this interactive clinic your instructor will cover parts of a slack line, how to assemble your line, how to mount your line, and move while on your line. Prepare to be outside and moving around while you do some hands on learning.

Notes
  • Please bring close toed shoes, and athletic clothing.

Advanced Ultra Light Back Packing

Location: Outdoor Adventure Center (Northwest corner of the Student Rec Center)

Dates:

  • November 6 @ 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Imagine a world where you can go backpacking with less than 20 pounds upon your back. Join us as we discuss ultralight design, theory, and strategy in this mind blowing hands on workshop, as well as meet fellow backpacking enthusiasts. Additionally, you will walk away with your own custom ultralight alcohol stove. In 45 minutes of comprehensive instruction, our instructors will cover what you should bring in regards to clothing, sleep and shelter systems, food and nutrition and for a basic.

Advanced Indoor Rock Climbing

Location: SRC RIDGE Rockwall

Dates:

  • October 29 @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • November 12 @ 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Calling all climber’s looking to take their skills to new heights! OA instructors will help you evaluate your current strengths and weaknesses as a climber. After this evaluation we’ll look at introducing new techniques to add precision and smoothness to your movement. Additionally we’ll share additional climbing tips and sample training regiments. Whether you are looking to start flashing V12s or starting the transition to Outdoor climbing, this course is a great spot to continue developing your skills and meet other members of the climbing community.

Instruction Includes:
  • Advanced Knots
  • Belay Certification
  • Advanced Movement on the Rock
  • Training ideas and sample regiments
Notes
  • All gear (helmets, harness, shoes, carabineers, chalk, ATC) included