Climbing wall check-list
Sign a liability waiver
Prior to using the wall for the first time, you must sign a liability waiver which is available at the Outdoor Centre front desk. Then read the Safety Code.
Take the orientation and belay test
There is no instruction given during the belay test. Bring a partner, and test on either the ATC or Grigri. Cost is $5.
Check the schedules
The wall is sometimes used for group lessons. Please check the schedules in advance to ensure that you have access.
Check in with photo ID or UCID and get a climbing wall wristband which you must wear at all times in the wall space.
4–6 yrs: Parent or legal guardian must sign a youth consent form and the child must have direct adult supervision while climbing (adult must have a current climbing card). The use of a body harness is encouraged for youth 6 years old and younger.
7–13 yrs: Youth 7 and older are permitted to belay. Parent or legal guardian must sign a youth consent form and the child must have direct adult supervision while climbing and belaying (adult must have a current climbing card).
14–17 yrs: Youth 14–17 are permitted to use the climbing room without adult supervision after successfully completing the orientation and belay test. A parent or legal guardian must sign a youth consent form and must be present when the youth completes the Climbing Orientation and belay test.
In the News
History of the Outdoor Centre Climbing Wall
By Jacqueline Louie
Built to teach outdoor climbing skills
“What makes our wall different than other facilities, is that we are able to teach skills that are transferable to outdoor rock climbing, in a safe and controlled environment,” says Ashley Weeks, climbing program coordinator. “Pulling on plastic doesn’t really prepare you for climbing outdoors on real rock and how that feels." More