Experienced Climbers

Top Rope Belay Test

No appointment necessary for a top rope belay test. Gym introduction and orientation included.

You will need to:

Demonstrate putting your harness on properly

Tie a figure 8 knot and then follow through attaching the rope to the harness correctly

Set up and demonstrate an effective and consistent belay technique with a recreational climbing belay device

Conduct a thorough partner check

Catch a fall

Lower properly

Lead Climbing Test

No appointment necessary for a lead climbing test but this is subject to staff availability. Gym introduction and orientation included.

You will need to:

Demonstrate putting your harness on properly

Tie a figure 8 knot and follow through attaching the rope to the harness correctly

Conduct a thorough partner check before climbing

Be able to smoothly climb a route graded 5.9 without resting on the rope, demonstrating good composure

Demonstrate Z-clipping, back clipping and how to correct each

Demonstrate proper clipping technique with either hand and gate in each direction

Demonstrate good clipping technique and rope management

Demonstrate proper falling dynamics and take both an announced and an unannounced lead fall

Lead Belay Test

No appointment necessary for a lead belay test but this is subject to staff availability. Gym introduction and orientation included.

You will need to:

Demonstrate putting your harness on properly

Tie a figure 8 knot and follow through attaching the rope to the harness correctly

Conduct a thorough partner check

Set up and demonstrate an effective and consistent belay technique with a recreational climbing belay device

Demonstrate proper rope management

Demonstrate a soft catch for both an announced and an unannounced lead fall

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