At this time, only Cornell undergraduate, graduate, and professional students currently set up in the Daily Check and Surveillance Testing systems can access the facility. Typically, anyone wishing to climb at the Lindseth Climbing Center must fall under one of three categories, regardless of age, experience, or type of climbing they wish to engage in: Cornell Affiliates, Community Affiliates, or Guests. You cannot take a belay test to become affiliated.
Cornell Affiliates are current Cornell University students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as their parents, siblings, spouses/partners, and children. Cornell affiliates are allowed to escort two Guests during their visit. Cornell affiliates and their guests are allowed to use the facility after completing a waiver and watching our orientation video.
Community Affiliates are people outside of the Cornell community who have participated in a climbing program such as a Learn to Climb class, a COE contracted group climb, or a private lesson. Community affiliates cannot escort guests.
Guests of Cornell Affiliates have not become affiliated yet, and must participate in a climbing program before they can return on their own.
Check out our Climbing Lessons if you are interested in becoming affiliated.