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.
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. Taking a belay test does not qualify for affiliation.
Guests of Cornell Affiliates have not become affiliated yet, and must participate in a climbing program before they can return on their own. Taking a belay test does not qualify for affiliation.
Check out our Climbing Lessons if you are interested in becoming affiliated.