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Being ‘Boulder’: Instructor takes wellness to the rocks and cliffs of Oregon
Photos and Story by James Hill
A Portland Community College instructor is showing how bouldering and climbing can benefit the entire body.
Chris Marsaglia is the head coach at Circuit Bouldering Gym and partners with PCC to host the class “Bouldering and Climbing Strength.” He has taught for PCC’s Community Ed Program since spring 2018.
Marsaglia uses this expertise to teach students the history, techniques, gear, safety practices, and ethics of the sport. He says climbing is a great way to build core strength, and have fun meeting new people.
He began climbing in 2001 while attending Oregon State University where he joined the mountain climbing club. That experience grew his love of the sport as he learned the basics of traditional climbing and bouldering.
For details on this and other Recreation & Wellness courses in the non-credit schedule, visit the Community Education Program schedule and resource webpage.