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climb clinics and rules

Climb Wall Rules

  • Users must be at least 6 years old to climb and must fit securely in a harness to top-rope (seat or full body).
  • Users must be at least 14 years old to belay
  • Participants must fill out a waiver prior to climbing
  • Top-rope climbing requires a partner. Both participants must have a climb card.
  • All participants under 14 must have adult supervision at all times
  • All participants under 10 must be spotted by an adult when bouldering
  • Proper belay techniques and commands must be used at all times
  • Climbers are required to us SRC ropes, carabiners, and belay devices
  • Participants may use the following personal equipment providing it is staff approved: harness, shoes, helmets, and chalk bag. Loose chalk is not permitted
  • Shoes and a chalk bag may be rented for free at the climb wall. Helmets are also provided if desired
  • Climbing or closed-toe athletic shoes are required. Open-toe or hard-soled shoes are prohibited
  • Climbers must stay belay the designated height (the marked yellow line) when bouldering
  • One climber per route.
  • Do not boulder under another climber
  • Jewelry that dangles, excessively loose clothing, and items in pockets must be removed when climbing or belaying. Secure these items outside of the climbing wall in lockers provided.
  • UToledo is not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Any damaged or loose holds must be immediately brought to the attention of the SRC wall staff.
  • Only the SRC Climbing Wall staff has the authority to move, remove, or alter any holds or route markings
  • Never hold or grab a lead climbing anchor
  • Quick descents or swinging from the ropes is prohibited
  • The SRC staff has the authority to enforce all climbing wall policies
  • Any violation may result in suspension of climbing wall privileges
  • Wall supervisors may not belay or serve as a spotter
  • A maximum of 6 persons on the wall and a maximum of 16 persons in the climb wall will be permitted at one time
Last Updated: 1/7/21