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Belay Certification

In order to belay at the Climbing Wall, students must first pass a belay test demonstrating properly fitting a harness, tying a figure-eight retrace knot, and belaying with an ATC. Seasoned climbers may request to be belay certified during open climbing hours. Climbing wall staff may not always be available to belay.

Top Rope Belay Certification: A demonstration of belaying competency is required in order to belay. People who do not know how to belay are encouraged to enroll in our Intro to Climbing Class. Certification is free of charge.

Lead Climbing Belaying Certification: A demonstration of competency is required in order to lead climb and belay. Certification is free of charge.