360 Degree Turn

Grade level: 4-12

Equipment:  none

Objective: To have the students turn a complete 360 degree turn without coming off the wall.

Description:   This is a pretty difficult task.  Have the students partner up.  Have one student climb while the other student is a spotter.  Have one partner mount the wall and attempt to do a 360 degree turn without coming off the wall.    Demonstrate different climbing techniques that will aid them in being successful.  Emphasize the need for good spotting.

Rules/Safety/Accommodations: Students should follow basic climbing wall rules.

Facilitation/Reflection Questions:

  1. What was the hardest part about doing a 360 degree turn?
  2. How did your spotter help you?
  3. What was your favorite part of this activity?

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