1 Figure 8 belaying and rappelling device per student
24-32 Bowling Pins for Relay
The student will:
Participate in the Flash Drill demonstrating agility and the ability to follow the instructions described by the instructor.
Participate in Walk, Jog, Sprint to improve aerobic and muscular endurance during the Fitness section of class.
Demonstrate and explain the use of the given rock-climbing hand and foot holds: open grip; ring grip; pocket grip; pinch grip and footholds as presented by the instructor during the Lesson Focus.
Demonstrate double figure eight tying and attaching a carabiner to a rope.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Stutter step (rapid steps) in place.
Jump up and return to stuttering feet.
Sit on floor and return to stuttering feet. Shuffle right.
Shuffle left. Perform a forward roll, stand up stuttering.
Bring students together in a scattered formation.
Indicate activity area with cones.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Walk, Jog, Sprint
Move to the following signals:
One whistle – walk.
Two whistles – jog slowly.
Three whistles – sprint under control
Long whistle – freeze and perform exercises.
Perform various strength and flexibility exercises between bouts of walk, trot, and sprint. Examples are:
Bend and Twist
Tape alternating segments of silence and music to signal duration of exercise. Music segments indicate aerobic activity (30-45 seconds) while intervals of silence announce flexibility and strength development activities (30 seconds).
Assure that students run under control (not as fast as they can) and in the same direction.
Encourage students to perform at a level they feel comfortable. Youngsters are genetically different and should not be expected to do the same amount of exercise repetitions.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Rock Climbing Hand and Foot Holds
Demonstrate and explain use of: Open grip; Cling grip; Ring grip; Pocket grip; Pinch grip
For more information: Benge, M. and Raleigh, D., Climbing Rock, Carbondale, CO, Elk Mountain Press, 1995. Long, J., How to Rock Climb, Evergren, CO, Chockstone Press, 1993.
Foot Holds Demonstrate each of the foot holds and explain when to use each: Smearing; Edging; Back stepping; Rest step
Belaying and Rappelling: Discuss use of harness and safety when Belaying and Rappelling Demonstrate: 1)Tying a double figure eight and a follow through knot on harness; 2) Attaching a carabiner to a rope through an ATC; 3)Use of guide hand and brake hand for slide; 4)Use of guide hand and brake hand for stopping; 5) Use of belaying commands.
Have students practice holds after each demonstration. Practice each grip after demonstration.
Bring students together in scattered formation. Have students practice foot hold after each demonstration. Students can use a fence to practice.
Have each student pick up an equipment package. Have students practice after each demonstration. Use management game to make groups of 3.
For a school curriculum related to climbing walls, check the following website: https://everlastclimbing.com/collections
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Bowling Pin Relay
Four bowling pins per squad are spaced evenly in front of each squad like a potato relay. The first person in line lays down all the pins, and the next person stands them up.
Players can only use one hand to handle the pins.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
What is the function of a carabiner? What is the function of a camming device? Which foot hold is used for a slightly rounded hold? Which foot hold uses the leg like a hand