Gym Rules

Climbing is inherently dangerous! Please review these rules carefully before coming into the facility. Disregard of these rules could result in the immediate loss of climbing privileges.

  1. Visitors entering the climbing area must first sign the Visitor Agreement. NO EXCEPTIONS! It is the Visitor’s responsibility to read and understand the Visitor Agreement and Gym Rules. Anyone under the age of eighteen (18) must have their parent or legal guardian sign their Visitor Agreement.
  2. Visitors must check-in at the front desk before entering the climbing area.
  3. Visitors are responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around them. Never stand, sit or lie down beneath the walls where someone could fall on you. Be careful when walking under walls. Be vigilant, and watch for climbers. Never climb above, below or near another climber.
  4. Visitors bringing Climbing Equipment are responsible for ensuring it adheres to the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (U.I.A.A.) guidelines and standards and that it is in good working condition according to the manufacturers requirements. Threshold reserves the right to deny use of any equipment.
  5. Visitors are responsible for attending Orientation on their first visit before using the facilities amenities. Available on
  6. Visitors under the age of fourteen must be supervised by a responsible adult, eighteen (18) years and older, at all times.
  7. Visitors under the age of sixteen (16) years are not permitted to use the Fitness Room.
  8. Visitors under the age of nine (9) years old are not allowed on top of the bouldering arch.
  9. No inappropriate behavior will be tolerated on the premises. This includes running, pushing, swinging on ropes or rings, jumping off the bouldering arch, taking unreasonably long falls on ropes, climbing on top of the fitness rig, climbing behind the climbing wall, climbing above five feet in the rope area without being on belay, yelling, cussing or fowl language, taking shirt off, wearing street shoes on climbing pads, wearing climbing shoes in the restrooms, instructing other visitors, climbing with headphones on, using chalk in the fitness room, placing any objects on the pads, smoking including e-cigarettes, climbing under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  10. Visitors should report any injuries to staff immediately.
  11. Visitors should report anything that is questionable to a staff member.
  12. Visitors are responsible for first passing Proficiency Test(s) before accessing the Auto-Belay, Top-Rope and Lead Climbing walls. After passing the Proficiency Test(s), the Visitor’s certification card must be worn at all times and perform within the limits of their certification.
    1. Visitor understand that Threshold management and staff reserve the absolute right to refuse, suspend or revoke the Visitor’s certification(s) and permissions for failing to comply with the rules or any other reason.
    2. Visitor understands that an indoor certification does not test their ability to climb outdoors, and that climbing on outdoor rock requires skills of protection placement that cannot be fully taught on indoor walls.
    3. Visitors must not tamper with, modify or change their certification tags in any way. Visitor can purchase a replacement tag if their tag was lost or forgotten (cost on current price list).
    4. Visitors may not under any circumstances share, loan or borrow someone else’s certification tag(s).

The Auto-Belay Proficiency Test certifies Visitors with the ability to access Auto-Belays without direct supervision of Threshold Staff.

Prerequisites

  1. Signed Visitor Agreement
  2. Attended a Gym Orientation
  3. Age Requirements
    • Eighteen (18) or older
    • Minors:
      • Fourteen (14) or older
      • Twelve (12) or older with:
        • Current USAC Membership Status
        • Current Threshold Club Member Status
        • Current Threshold Team Member Status

General Auto-Belay Rules

  1. All Visitors must pass the Proficiency Test(s) required prior to participating in any activity involving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  2. Visitor is responsible for requesting a Proficiency Test at the front desk.
  3. Visitor is responsible for maintaining compliance with all rules and procedures.
  4. Adult Visitors (parents, legal guardians or chaperones age eighteen (18) years or older) with Minor(s) under the age of fourteen (14) years old must:
    • Have a valid Auto-Belay certification.
    • Assist with the Minor’s Auto-Belay Proficiency Test.
    • Check Minor’s equipment setup each time an Auto-Belay is used.
    • Monitor Minor(s) at all times.
  5.  All Visitors over the age of fourteen (14) years, or Minors with valid USAC Membership age twelve (12) or older, must pass the Auto-Belay Proficiency Test without the assistance of another Visitor.
  6. Certification allows Visitors to use Auto-Belays without supervision of Threshold Staff.
  7. Certification cards must be worn on harnesses at all times. If a Visitor misplaces or looses the proficiency card a replacement can purchase a new on at the front desk.
  8. Certification does not allow Visitors to instruct, certify or setup equipment and systems for non-certified Visitors.
  9. If the Auto-Belay Test indicates that a Visitor does not have the skills or competency to pass:
    • Visitor is required to wait twenty-four (24) hours before taking the test again.  
    • It is recommend the Visitor enroll in a class to learn more.
  10. Threshold will determine the Visitor’s competency in its sole discretion.
  11. Threshold Staff have the right to revoke a Visitor’s certifications for any reason.
  12. Visitors are prohibited from sharing, loaning or borrowing other Visitor’s certification tag(s).
  13. It is the responsibility of the Visitor or parent, legal guardian or chaperone to ensure that all Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), brought into Threshold, passes inspection per the manufacturer’s requirements and is approved for the sport of rock climbing.

It is highly recommended that Adult Visitors (parents, legal guardians or chaperones age eighteen (18) years or older), accompanied by Minors under the age of eighteen (18) years old, should acquire the appropriate certifications in order to monitor the Minors in their care at all times.

Auto-Belay Testing Procedure

The Auto-Belay Testing Procedure is split between three different Visitor Demonstrations of competency: 1) Equipment, 2) Groundwork, and 2) Auto-Belay.

Visitor Equipment Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor has Climbing Shoes.
  • Visitor has the proper PPE.
    • Visitor properly fits and secures their harness.
    • Adult Visitor properly fits and secures the harness of Minors in their care.
    • If the Visitor cannot fit and/or securely their harness, or the harness of a minor, it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Groundwork Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor properly identifies hazards: U-Bolts, Quickdraws, Swinging, Fall Zones, Climbing above the Wall, Other Visitors, etc…
    • If the Visitor is unable to identify any hazards it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Auto-Belay Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor properly sets up an Auto-Belay, or Adult Visitor setup for a Minor.
    • Step 1: Clip Tri-Act Locking Carabiner to the harness master point(s).
    • Step 2: Physically and Visually inspect that the Tri-Act Locking Carabiner closed properly.
    • Step 3: Unclip the Grounding Carabiner on the Belay Barrier from the Swivel of the Tri-Act Locking Carabiner.
    • Step 4: Lay the Belay Barrier flat on the ground to warn others that someone is climbing above.
    • If the Visitor is unable to properly secure the Auto-Belay to their harness, or the harness of a Minor, it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor and/or Minor demonstrates a fall. Adult Visitors, not climbing, that are responsible for Minors do not have to demonstrate a fall.
    • Step 1: Clip the Ground Carabiner on the Belay Barrier to the Swivel of the Tri-Act Locking Carabiner.
    • Step 2: Unclip the Tri-Act Locking Carabiner for the harness master point(s).Visitor properly returns the Auto-Belay, or Adult Visitor returns for Minor.
    • If the Visitor does not clip the ground carabiner to the Auto-Belay before unclipping from their harness then it will result in a No Pass.

The Top-Rope Climb Proficiency Test certifies Visitors with the ability to Top-Rope Climb with another Visitor who is Top-Rope Belay certified without direct supervision of Threshold Staff.

Prerequisites

  1. Signed Visitor Agreement
  2. Attended a Gym Orientation
  3. Current Auto-Belay Certification
  4. No Age Requirement

General Top-Rope Climb Rules

  1. All Visitors must pass the Proficiency Test(s) required prior to participating in any activity involving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  2. Visitor is responsible for requesting a Proficiency Test at the front desk.
  3. Visitor is responsible for maintaining compliance with all rules and procedures.
  4. All Visitors must pass the Top-Rope Climb Proficiency Test without the assistance of another Visitor.
  5. Certification cards must be worn on harnesses at all times. If a Visitor misplaces or looses the proficiency card they can purchase a new on at the front desk.
  6. Certification does not allow Visitors to instruct, certify or setup equipment and systems for non-certified Visitors.
  7. If the Top-Rope Climb Test indicates that a Visitor does not have the skills or competency to pass.
    • They are required to wait twenty-four (24) hours before taking the test again.  
    • We would recommend the Visitor enroll in a class to learn more.
  8. Threshold will determine the Visitor’s competency in its sole discretion.
  9. Threshold Staff have the right to revoke a Visitor’s certifications for any reason.
  10. Visitors prohibited from sharing, loaning or borrowing other Visitor’s certification tag(s).
  11. It is the responsibility of the Visitor or parent, legal guardian or chaperone to ensure that all Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), brought into Threshold, passes inspection per the manufacturer’s requirements and is approved for the sport of rock climbing.

It is highly recommended that Adult Visitors (parents, legal guardians or chaperones age eighteen (18) years or older), accompanied by Minors under the age of eighteen (18) years old, should acquire the appropriate certifications in order to monitor the Minors in their care at all times.

Top-Rope Climb Testing Procedure

The TR Climb Testing Procedure is split between three different Visitor Demonstrations of competency: 1) Equipment, 2) Groundwork, and 3) Top-Rope Climb.

Visitor Equipment Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor has Climbing Shoes.
  • Visitor has the proper PPE.
    • Visitor properly fits and secures their harness.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly fit and/or secure their harness, or the harness of a minor, it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Groundwork Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor properly identifies hazards: U-Bolts, Quickdraws, Swinging, Fall Zones, Climbing above the Wall, Other Visitors, etc…
    • If the Visitor is unable to identify any hazards it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Top-Rope Climb Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor properly tie a Figure-Eight Follow Thru Knot.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly and/or confidently tie a Figure-Eight Follow Thru Knot it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor properly conducts a partner check.
    • Step 1: Checks if the rope is threaded in the belay device properly.
    • Step 2: Checks the belayer’s locking carabiner and ensures it is locked.
    • Step 3: Checks the belayer’s harness for fit and security.
    • Step 4: Checks the stopper knot.
    • If the Visitor does not conduct a partner check it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor properly use climber commands
    • Step 1: “On Belay?”
    • Step 2: “Climbing!”
    • Step 3: “Up Rope”
    • Step 4: “Slack”
    • Step 5: “Falling!”
    • Step 6: “Take!”
    • Step 7: “Lower!”
    • Step 8: “Off Belay”
    • If the Visitor does not use any climber commands it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor maintains control while:
    • Step 1: Climbing
    • Step 2: Falling
    • Step 3: Taking
    • Step 4: Lowering
    • Visitor communicates with belayer to minimize slack in the rope.
    • Visitor avoids potential hazards.
    • Visitor takes an unannounced fall.
    • If the Visitor at any point loses control or does anything that increases the level risk to the climber, belay or other visitors it will result in a No Pass.

The Top-Rope Belay Proficiency Test certifies Visitors with the ability to Top-Rope Belay other Visitors who are Top-Rope Climb certified without direct supervision of Threshold Staff.

Prerequisites

  1. Signed Visitor Agreement
  2. Attend a Gym Orientation
  3. Auto-Belay certified
  4. Age Requirements
    • Eighteen (18) or older
    • Minors:
      • Fourteen (14) or older
      • Twelve (12) or older with:
        • Current USAC Membership Status
        • Current Threshold Club Member Status
        • Current Threshold Team Member Status

General Top-Rope Belay Rules

  1. All Visitors must pass the Proficiency Test(s) required prior to participating in any activity involving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  2. Visitor is responsible for requesting a Proficiency Test at the front desk.
  3. Visitor is responsible for maintaining compliance with all rules and procedures.
  4. Minors under the age of fourteen (14) years old are not allowed to Top-Rope Belay. Valid USAC Members can Top-Rope Belay at twelve (12) years or older.
  5. All Visitors must pass the Top-Rope Belay Proficiency Test without the assistance of another Visitor.
  6. Certification cards must be worn on harnesses at all times. If a Visitor misplaces or looses the proficiency card a replacement can purchase a new on at the front desk.
  7. Certification does not allow Visitors to instruct, certify or setup equipment and systems for non-certified Visitors.
  8. If a Proficiency Test indicates that a Visitor does not have the skills or competency to pass:
    • Visitor is required to wait twenty-four (24) hours before taking the test again.
    • It is recommend the Visitor enroll in a class to learn more.
  9. Threshold will determine the Visitor’s competency in its sole discretion.
  10. Threshold Staff have the right to revoke a Visitor’s certifications for any reason.
  11. Visitors are prohibited from sharing, loaning or borrowing other Visitor’s certification tag(s).
  12. It is the responsibility of the Visitor or parent, legal guardian or chaperone to ensure that all Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), brought into Threshold, passes inspection per the manufacturer’s requirements and is approved for the sport of rock climbing.

It is highly recommended that Adult Visitors (parents, legal guardians or chaperones age eighteen (18) years or older), accompanied by Minors under the age of eighteen (18) years old, should acquire the appropriate certifications in order to monitor the Minors in their care at all times.

Top-Rope Belay Testing Procedure

The TR Belay Testing Procedure is split between three different Visitor Demonstrations of competency: 1) Equipment, 2) Groundwork and 3) Top-Rope Belay.

Visitor Equipment Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor has the proper PPE.
    • Manual Braking Devices and Petzl Grigris are the only allowed as belay devices.
    • Visitor properly fits and secures their harness.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly and/or securely put on a harness, or the harness of a minor, it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Groundwork Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor properly identifies hazards: U-Bolts, Quickdraws, Swinging, Fall Zones, Climbing above the Wall, Other Visitors, etc…
    • If the Visitor is unable to identify any hazards it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Top-Rope Belay Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor must properly set up a Belay system.
    • Step 1: Ties a stopper knot.
    • Step 2: Threads the rope through the belay device.
    • Step 3: Clips a Locking Carabiner to the device and their harness.
    • Step 4: Inspects the Locking Carabiner is locked and free of obstructions.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly and/or confidently setup a belay system it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must properly conduct a partner check.
    • Step 1: Checks for climbers shoes.
    • Step 2: Checks the climber’s harness for fit and security.
    • Step 3: Checks the climber’s figure-eight follow thru knot integrity.
    • If the Visitor does not conduct a partner check it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must properly use belayer commands
    • Step 1: “Belay On!”
    • Step 2: “Climb On!”
    • Step 3: “Slow Down!”
    • Step 4: “Got You!”
    • Step 5: “Lowering!”
    • Step 6: “Belay is Off”
    • If the Visitor does not use any belayer commands it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must maintain control and uses belay techniques while:
    • Step 1: Spotting
    • Step 2: Climbing
    • Step 3: Falling
    • Step 4: Taking
    • Step 5: Lowering
    • Visitor must maintain tension on the rope at all time while belaying. No visible slack.
    • Visitor is not allowed to use any belay method that does not minimize the time outside the brake plane (ex. Slip, Slap & Slide)
    • Visitor must catch an unannounced fall.
    • If at any time, regardless of duration, the belayers brake hand is not active it will result in a No Pass.

The Lead Belay Proficiency Test certifies Visitors with the ability to Top-Rope Belay other Visitors who are Top-Rope Climb certified without direct supervision of Threshold Staff.

Prerequisites

  1. Signed Visitor Agreement
  2. Attend a Gym Orientation
  3. Auto-Belay certified
  4. Top-Rope Climb certified
  5. No Age Requirement

General Top-Rope Belay Rules

  1. All Visitors must pass the Proficiency Test(s) required prior to participating in any activity involving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  2. Visitor is responsible for requesting a Proficiency Test at the front desk.
  3. Visitor is responsible for maintaining compliance with all rules and procedures.
  4. All Visitors must pass the Lead Climb Proficiency Test without the assistance of another Visitor.
  5. Certification cards must be worn on harnesses at all times. If a Visitor misplaces or looses the proficiency card a replacement can purchase a new on at the front desk.
  6. Certification does not allow Visitors to instruct, certify or setup equipment and systems for non-certified Visitors.
  7. If a Proficiency Test indicates that a Visitor does not have the skills or competency to pass.
    1. Visitor is required to wait twenty-four (24) hours before taking the test again.
    2. It is recommend the Visitor enroll in a class to learn more.
  8. Threshold will determine the Visitor’s competency in its sole discretion.
  9. Threshold Staff have the right to revoke a Visitor’s certifications for any reason.
  10. Visitors are prohibited from sharing, loaning or borrowing other Visitor’s certification tag(s).
  11. It is the responsibility of the Visitor or parent, legal guardian or chaperone to ensure that all Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), brought into Threshold, passes inspection per the manufacturer’s requirements and is approved for the sport of rock climbing.

It is highly recommended that Adult Visitors (parents, legal guardians or chaperones age eighteen (18) years or older), accompanied by Minors under the age of eighteen (18) years old, should acquire the appropriate certifications in order to monitor the Minors in their care at all times.

Lead Climb Testing Procedure

The Lead Climb Testing Procedure is split between three different Visitor Demonstrations of competency: 1) Equipment, 2) Groundwork, and 3) Lead Climb.

Visitor Equipment Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor has Climbing Shoes.
  • Visitor has the proper PPE.
    • Manual Braking Devices and Petzl Grigris are the only allowed as belay devices.
    • Visitor properly fits and secures their harness.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly and/or securely put on a harness, or the harness of a minor, it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Groundwork Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor properly identifies hazards: U-Bolts, Quickdraws, Swinging, Fall Zones, Climbing above the Wall, Other Visitors, Short Roping, Backstepping, etc…
    • If the Visitor is unable to identify any hazards it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor can perform the following:
    • Properly clip quickdraws with either hand with gates facing towards and away.
    • Properly clip lead chain anchors and lead anchors on belay-bars.
    • Back Clipping and state why it is bad.
    • Z-Clipping and state why it is bad.
    • If the Visitor is unable to properly, confidently and comfortably clip quickdraws and anchors with either hand it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Lead Belay Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor must properly tie a Figure-Eight Follow Thru Knot.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly and/or confidently tie a Figure-Eight Follow Thru Knot it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must properly conduct a partner check.
    • Step 1: Checks if the rope is threaded in the belay device properly.
    • Step 2: Checks the belayer’s locking carabiner and ensures it is locked.
    • Step 3: Checks the belayer’s harness for fit and security.
    • Step 4: Checks the stopper knot.
    • If the Visitor does not conduct a partner check it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must properly use belayer commands.
    • Step 1: “On Belay?”
    • Step 2: “Climbing”
    • Step 3: “Slack”
    • Step 4: “Cliping”
    • Step 5: “Back Clipped!”
    • Step 6: “Z-Clipped!”
    • Step 7: “Falling!”
    • Step 8: “Take!”
    • Step 9: “Lower!”
    • Step 10: “Off Belay”
    • If the Visitor does not use any climber commands it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must maintain control while:
    • Step 1: Climbing
    • Step 2: Falling
    • Step 3: Taking
    • Step 4: Lowering
    • Visitor must communicate with belayer to minimize slack in the rope.
    • Visitor must avoid potential hazards.
    • Visitor must take an unannounced fall.
    • If the Visitor at any point loses control or does anything that increases the level risk to the climber, belay or other visitors it will result in a No Pass.

The Lead Belay Proficiency Test certifies Visitors with the ability to Top-Rope Belay other Visitors who are Top-Rope Climb certified without direct supervision of Threshold Staff.

Prerequisites

  1. Signed Visitor Agreement
  2. Attend a Gym Orientation
  3. Auto-Belay certified
  4. Top-Rope Belay certified
  5. Age Requirements
    • Eighteen (18) or older
    • Minors:
      • sixteen (16) or older
      • Fourteen (14) or older with:
        • Current USAC Membership Status
        • Current Threshold Club Member Status
        • Current Threshold Team Member Status

General Top-Rope Belay Rules

  1. All Visitors must pass the Proficiency Test(s) required prior to participating in any activity involving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  2. Visitor is responsible for requesting a Proficiency Test at the front desk.
  3. Visitor is responsible for maintaining compliance with all rules and procedures.
  4. Minors under the age of sixteen (16) years old are not allowed to Lead Belay. Valid USAC Members can Lead Belay at fourteen (14) years or older.
  5. All Visitors must pass the Lead Belay Proficiency Test without the assistance of another Visitor.
  6. Certification cards must be worn on harnesses at all times. If a Visitor misplaces or looses the proficiency card a replacement can purchase a new on at the front desk.
  7. Certification does not allow Visitors to instruct, certify or setup equipment and systems for non-certified Visitors.
  8. If a Proficiency Test indicates that a Visitor does not have the skills or competency to pass:
    • Visitor is required to wait twenty-four (24) hours before taking the test again.
    • It is recommend the Visitor enroll in a class to learn more.
  9. Threshold will determine the Visitor’s competency in its sole discretion.
  10. Threshold Staff have the right to revoke a Visitor’s certifications for any reason.
  11. Visitors are prohibited from sharing, loaning or borrowing other Visitor’s certification tag(s).
  12. It is the responsibility of the Visitor or parent, legal guardian or chaperone to ensure that all Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), brought into Threshold, passes inspection per the manufacturer’s requirements and is approved for the sport of rock climbing.

It is highly recommended that Adult Visitors (parents, legal guardians or chaperones age eighteen (18) years or older), accompanied by Minors under the age of eighteen (18) years old, should acquire the appropriate certifications in order to monitor the Minors in their care at all times.

Lead Belay Testing Procedure

The Lead Climb Testing Procedure is split between three different Visitor Demonstrations of competency: 1) Equipment, 2) Groundwork, and 3) Lead Belay.

Visitor Equipment Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor has the proper PPE.
    • Manual Braking Devices and Petzl Grigris are the only allowed as belay devices.
    • Visitor properly fits and secures their harness.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly and/or securely put on a harness, or the harness of a minor, it will result in a No Pass.

Visitor Groundwork Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor properly identifies hazards: U-Bolts, Quickdraws, Swinging, Fall Zones, Climbing above the Wall, Other Visitors, Short Roping, Backstepping, etc…
    • If the Visitor is unable to identify any hazards it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor can perform the following:
    • Back Clipping and state why it is bad.
    • Z-Clipping and state why it is bad.

Visitor Lead Belay Demonstration of Competency

  • Visitor must properly set up a Belay system.
    • Step 1: Flakes the lead rope.
    • Step 1: Ties a stopper knot.
    • Step 2: Threads the rope through the belay device.
    • Step 3: Clips a Locking Carabiner to the device and their harness.
    • Step 4: Inspects the Locking Carabiner is locked and free of obstructions.
    • If the Visitor cannot properly and/or confidently setup a belay system it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must properly conduct a partner check.
    • Step 1: Checks for climbers shoes.
    • Step 2: Checks the climber’s harness for fit and security.
    • Step 3: Checks the climber’s figure-eight follow thru knot integrity.
    • If the Visitor does not conduct a partner check it will result in a No Pass.
  •  Visitor must properly use belayer commands.
    • Step 1: “Spotting!”
    • Step 2: “Climb On!”
    • Step 3: “Belay On!” (After the first clip is clipped)
    • Step 4: “Clip!”
    • Step 5: “Back Clipped!”
    • Step 6: “Z-Clipped!”
    • Step 7: “Back Stepped!”
    • Step 8: “Got You!”
    • Step 9: “Lowering!”
    • Step 10: “Belay is Off”
    • If the Visitor does not use any belayer commands it will result in a No Pass.
  • Visitor must maintain control and uses belay techniques while:
    • Step 1: Spotting
    • Step 2: Climbing
    • Step 3: Falling
    • Step 4: Taking
    • Step 5: Lowering
    • Visitor must maintain appropriate slack in the rope at all time while belaying. No short roping.
    • Visitor is not allowed to use any belay method that does not minimize the time outside the brake plane (ex. Slip, Slap & Slide)
    • Visitor must catch an unannounced fall.
    • If at any time the climber has the potential to take an unreasonably long fall or ground fall it will result in a No Pass.
    • If at any time, regardless of duration, the belayers brake hand is not active it will result in a No Pass.