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Climber Top Roping at LCC

September Update

Learn to Belay and Learn to Climb classes are now available, see Climbing Lessons for details and schedule.

All staff and climbers are required to wear an appropriate mask inside Bartels, regardless of their vaccination status.

All climbers must sign a new waiver as of 9/2/21, which includes new language regarding the possibility of exposure to COVID-19.

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