Climbing Qualifications & Training
Belaying Qualification - Academic Year
**Summer Qualifications: Contact Rec Desk
Tuesdays & Wednesdays:
4 pm - 6 pm & 7 pm - 9 pm
4 pm - 6 pm
Sign up at the Rec Desk
Qualification will cover the following topics:
- Putting on a harness
- How to tie-in to a harness with the figure 8 follow-through knot
- Belay device set-up
- How to belay
- Safety checks
- Safety commands with climber
- Locking off a fall
- Efficiently lowering a climber
- Rules and regulations for the Rock Wall
Lead Climbing Safety Check (no fee) -Academic Year
Monday from 7- 9 pm.
All climbers who want to lead on the wall must complete a safety check to demonstrate adequate skill and fitness. During the safety check climbers must:
- Climb a 5.10 route without falling and demonstrate good climbing technique and efficiency.
- Lead up to the second bolt on one or two climbs (instructor's prerogative) demonstrating skill in clipping and rope management.
- Show the ability to safely belay a lead climber, including:
- how to properly attach to an anchor;
- how to correctly position oneself in relation to the anchor and lead climber;
- how to manage rope properly - feeding the lead rope, hand motions and braking action;
- using acceptable climbing commands.
- Demonstrate a safe lead fall.
Lead Climbing Qualification
Take your climbing skills to the next level. Push your inner limits while learning the necessary skills it takes to become a confident lead climber! Check at the Rec. Desk for more information.
Belaying is the technique that allows a climber to safely climb and be lowered from a rock face while attached to a rope. A second person (the 'belayer') protects their climbing partner from falling by controlling the rope using anchors and braking devices.
Lead climbing safety checks are conducted by appointment only. Make your appointment at the Rec. Desk.
Please call 231-7390 for registration or sign up at the Wellness Center Rec. Desk.