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Climber Top Roping at LCC

July Update

All Affiliated climbers are currently welcome to use the facility, as well as their Guests and Community members on their path to affiliation.

Cornell affiliates include Students, Staff, Faculty and Alumni, as well as their spouses, siblings, parents, and children. Non-affiliates can gain affiliation through one of our regularly schedule climbing classes.

All climbers will be required to wear an appropriate mask and physical distance, unless they are fully vaccinated Cornell Students, Faculty (Active or Emeritus) or Staff (Active or Retired).

Beginning July 6 we will expand Open Hours to inclde Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 5pm-9pm.

New Auto Belay equipment is now available, which also requires a new waiver, with new accompanying video, to be completed by every climber. The Auto Belay system has its own orientation video (shorter) and certification process. Watch both videos ahead of your next visit to save time at check-in.

Getting Started

  1. Become oriented to the climbing wall if you have never been.
  2. Review our current health protocols.
  3. Review our pass options and purchase a pass based on your intended use, or sign up for an introductory class (see below). Passes can also be purchased at the facility.

Take a Class

For people new to rock climbing, or those looking to boost their skills, consider one of our classes being offered this summer (schedule TBD):

  • Learn to Climb - The basics of movement, a great introduction to the gym environment
  • Learn to Belay - The skills necessary to pass our Belay Certification test
  • Learn to Lead - The skills necessary to pass or Lead Certification test