Vertical Adventures

Experienced Climber

Prior Belaying Experience

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

You will need to:

Demonstrate putting your harness on properly.

Tie a figure 8 and then tie in with it. Set up and demonstrate proper belay technique with an ‘ATC type’ belay device.

Catch a fall

Lower properly

Lead Climbing Checks

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

You will need to:

Be able to redpoint 5.9 on lead

Demonstrate ‘Z-clipping’ & ‘Back clipping’

Demonstrate proper clipping technique with both hands & gate in each direction

Demonstrate good clipping technique and rope management

Climber must take both an announced and an unannounced lead fall

Lead Belay Check

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

You will need to:

Belayer must explain and demonstrate ‘Z-clipping’ & ‘Back clipping’

Belayer must be able to demonstrate proper ‘rope management’

Belayer must catch both an announced and an unannounced lead fall

 

 

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