To belay is the act of tending a climber’s rope to take out slack and secure a fall. The belayer is the person securing the climber.
Participants in this instructional program are taught the proper belaying procedures and are held to the same standards as staff. Having the certification allows members to belay for each other without being dependent on CRC staff every time they wish to climb.
Each Belay Clinic is approxiamtely an hour and a half session. Each certification is good for one year from completion.
For those members who have experience belaying, the Climbing Wall offers a test-out for $5.00.
**Belay Certification Classes are offered every Monday and Thursday at the Climbing Wall during Fall Semester. The class fee is for one class date, which is all that is needed for certification. Participants who complete the class and written/practical tests will be certified to Belay at the Campus Recreation Center for one calendar year. Participants who fail any portion of the class or associated tests will need to re-take (and re-pay the fee) the Belay Certification Clinic.