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Climbing Qualifications & Training

Belaying Qualification - Academic Year: Sign up at the Recreation Desk
Tuesday: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm 
Wednesday: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Thursdays: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
**Summer Qualifications: Contact Recreation 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 Qualification Class (no fee) -Academic Year
Mondays at 7:00 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.

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.

Please call 231-7390 for registration or sign up at the Wellness Center Recreation Desk.


Questions? Contact the Intramurals & Recreation Coordinator at 701.231.7384

Or contact the Graduate Assistant of Intramurals & Recreation:

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-5200 / Fax: (701) 231-5205
Campus address: Wallman Wellness Center 100
Physical/delivery address: 18th Street and Centennial Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5140 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: NDSU Wellness Center

Last Updated: Monday, May 18, 2015 10:56:16 AM