Aug 26

Minnesota State Park Program Teaches Rock Climbing

Minnesota state parks are offering an I Can! program where they teach kids to climb

I Can Climb!

This summer the Minnesota State Parks division has been offering a program series called I Can Climb! According to the program website it offers “a  hands-on rock climbing experience designed for those who want to learn about knot tying, belaying, rope management skills, use of technical equipment, and climbing commands from qualified professionals, and then apply those skills while scaling some of Minnesota’s most stunning cliff faces.”

The course is opened to anybody 14 years of age or older, and is designed as an introductory class to get people out climbing. Plus the cost is only $35.

I thought this sounded like a really awesome program and wanted to share it. It’s great that the park is branching out and getting people into rock climbing. Even better, they’re doing it in a safe environment with experienced professionals. It really shows how much the sport is growing!

Hopefully more states adopt programs like this and popularity continues to rise. Minnesota also offers other I Can! programs for other outdoor activities like fishing and camping. If you’re in Minnesota you should look into signing up friends looking to learn. The program ends soon so hurry! Thankfully it’ll be back next summer though.

Check out the program website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/can_climb.html




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