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Kathy Nguyen
Schools & Groups
Programs Manager
kathynguyen@cmc.org
303-996-2745

Patrick Collentine
Adventure Course
Program Manager

patrickcollentine@cmc.org
303-996-2750
 

Physics of

Climbing

 

 

Explore the concepts of friction, force, and motion through an interactive physics experiment exploring the interaction between different shoe and rock types. Then apply your knowledge as you try out indoor rock climbing!

 

 


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In our physics of climbing program, students will:

  • Experiment with different surfaces and shoe types to understand and measure friction
  • Use a spring scale to measure weight and learn how to calculate the coefficient of friction
  • Apply knowledge while rock climbing

 

Academic Standards & Additional Resources

 

Suggested Grades: 5-12

 

Group Size: 10-30 students

 

Available: Year-Round

 

Length: 50 min-2 hours 

 

Location: American Mountaineering Center

 

Cost: $15/student

* scholarship application available upon registration

 

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