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Rock Climbing Outside Sampler – Welcome Week

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Date(s) - Wed, Aug. 30
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ijams Rock Climbing Crag, TN


Register for this trip

Skip the gym & climb the local cliffs

The perfect way to spend a fall afternoon, climbing with new friends.

No experience required; complete beginners welcome.

Register By
5:30pm, Mon, Aug 28
Register online or in person (in the Outdoor Center, lower level of TRECS between 12-6pm, M through F)

$19. Includes all equipment, instruction, and transportation


You are next up, time to focus on getting to the top of Joker 6 & Thief 5.  The first attempt went well, but the tips on improving your footwork should come in handy on the second attempt.  Eager and ready to reach the top, you start up the 5.9+ climb.

“Remember you feet!” shouts up your instructor, Amylee, as you approach the difficult section. “You can do this! There you go, come on… Yes! You’re past the hard part. Rest for a moment before you finish it,” she coaches from the ground.

Back on horizontal ground, slightly out of breath but smiling, you high-five Amylee. “Thanks for the cheering and the reminder.”

This is the perfect way to spend an afternoon at the start of the semester. The weather is warm, the trees still green, and cardinals singing their melody pure and true.

Ijams Crag ranges in height from 25-40 feet of beautiful Tennessee marble; the same marble used in many of Knoxville’s (as well as Washington DC’s) buildings.  

At a 13 minute drive and 10 minute hike, you’ll experience plenty of climbing without having to travel.

This trip is for you if:

Want to try climbing outside for the first time. You’ll get plenty of help.
Want to meet friends who also climb.
Are looking to do something new.
Want instruction so you can climb better and eventually on your own

This trip is not for you if:

Aren’t comfortable walking across campus.
Are terrified of heights. Some fear is fine, we can help with that.
You want to climb harder then 5.11.

Sign into my UT RecSports Account to Register

Have a question?
Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email, or send us a direct message via Facebook Page.

How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

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