Rock Climbing at Walnut Wall in Coolidge Park
May 16 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Family FunDay Sunday Rock Climbing at Walnut Wall in Coolidge Park
Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced rock climbing staff will open the Walnut Wall in Coolidge Park on Sunday, May 16 from 2-5 PM to give you the opportunity to try vertical rock climbing. This is top-roped climbing (which requires a harness, rope, and a belayer) with route difficulty varying from beginner to intermediate. We provide all the equipment and instruction for free so you don’t need prior experience to participate and all you have to do is show up ready to rock climb!
Online registration is required in advance as space is limited. We will offer 6 different 30-minute sessions beginning at 2:00 pm, ending at 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 16. This is to reduce group size and allow participants a full 30 minutes to climb. Participants must register in advance and complete an online waiver before participating. Parents must sign for minors.
Gym shoes and longer shorts or athletic pants are most appropriate. Lightning or heavy rain will cancel. Appropriate for the whole family, ages 5 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent who can sign the assumption of risk and liability release form.
The City of Chattanooga’s Walnut Wall overlooks the Tennessee River from a 50′ high limestone pillar of the historic Walnut Street Bridge in Coolidge Park. Located on the north shore of the river, the wall hosts special climbing programs and activities through Outdoor Chattanooga and is the practice home for the Chattanooga Area Interscholastic Climbing League.
What you will learn:
•Understand the risks and benefits involved in the sport of rock climbing.
• Identify and properly use basic climbing equipment including a harness, a locking carabiner, a belay device, a ground anchor, etc.
•Climbing safety procedures including “buddy checks” and belay commands.
•How climbing routes are graded (to determine the difficulty of a climb)
And to learn more about the Chattanooga area rock climbing amenities, classes, and clubs.
For more information contact Outdoor Chattanooga.