Belay Test and Orientation
To use the climbing facility during open public hours, all users must first pass the Belay Test, complete an Orientation and fill out a Waiver/consent form. No booking required - just show up with your partner!Mon-Friday 5-9 pm
Sat and Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
In the Belay Test you must successfully demonstration your ability to;
- Put on a harness
- Tie the Figure 8 follow through knot
- Belay with an ATC or Gri-Gri
- Catch a planned and surprise fall
- Lower a climber
- Communicate with your climbing partner
- Demonstrate safety checks
There is no teaching or instruction provided
in this test. If an Outdoor Centre staff member has reason to believe you received any instruction less than 24 hours prior to taking this exam they have the right to refuse to administer the Belay test. Don't have these skills? Search for the Quick Intro program on our website. Youth under 7
Are not permitted to belay, but can climb with an Adult or youth with a completed belay test. Supervision is required all at times. Youth 7-14
Must have a parent or legal guardian fill out a Youth Consent Form. Youth under the age of 14 must be directly supervised while belaying at all times by a responsible adult with a current belay card and orientation.Youth 14-18
Must have a parent or legal guardian fill out a Youth Consent Form. Youth 14-18 are permitted to climb unsupervised after successfully completing an In Gym Orientation and Belay Test in the presence of their parent or legal guardian.
Beginner Climbing Series
Develop a complete climbing skills-base by learning safe belay skills and progressively building technical movement skills and knowledge. In this multi-week series, our experienced instructors blend instructional time with personalized coaching and provide plenty of time to practice. No experience required. Includes instructor, climbing equipment, shoes, free belay test credit.
Custom Adapted Climbing
Custom adaptive climbing programs for youth and adults with mental or physical considerations. These individualized programs will focus on developing physical literacy, confidence and a sense of success through climbing and bouldering.
For more information, contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to explore other adaptive programs? Search ‘Adaptive Programs’ on our website.