Climbing Wall Guidlines

Download the Climbing Wall Waiver and Belay Certification here.

  • All climbers must have a completed release form on file at the Community Center Front Desk. Parent or Guardian must sign for climbers 17 and under.
  • All Climbers must check in with the front desk and obtain a wrist band indicating a current waiver is on file and display it in a visible spot while using the wall.
  • Any climbers using the wall outside of staffed hours must undergo a Safety and Auto-Belay Certification prior to the usage.
  • No food or beverage will be allowed in the climbing wall area. •Climbers 4-6 can climb so long as they are belayed by a certified parent.
  • Climbers ages 4 to 10 must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal guardian while using the wall, unless enrolled in a climbing class.
  • Climbers ages 4-10 cannot belay other climbers, climbers ages 11 and up must pass belay certification to belay other climbers.
  • The feet of bouldering participants cannot go above their eye level when standing at the base of the wall.
  • Bouldering is not allowed underneath roped up climbers or other bouldering participants.
  • Climbers may not cross underneath another ropeline while top roping.
  • Rock climbing shoes must be worn while climbing. Shoes are available for use during staffed hours.
  • All climbing equipment must be designed and approved for rock climbing and used in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.
  • Harnesses are available during staffed hours and will fit most participants up to 250 lbs. You will not be able to climb without a properly fit harness.
  • Belay ropes shall be secured to the climber by use of a figure 8 follow-through knot attached directly to the harness, with an appropriate backup knot.
  • Belayers should be connected to floor anchor with a locking carabiner when weight discrepancies exist. •Climbers must stay off red area of floor while not climbing.
  • Proper Belay technique is mandatory, staff is available for training on current industry standards. Rapid descents are not allowed.
  • Figure 8 rappel devices are not acceptable for belaying.
  • Our climbing wall is not lead rated, simulated leading or feeding slack to simulate lead falls is strictly prohibited.
  • During busy times please share routes with waiting climbers.
  • Safety is the top priority. Failure to comply with facility guidelines as evaluated by the supervisor may result in participant being asked to leave and climbing privileges revoked.

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