What is “Belaying?"
Belaying is the act of managing the rope for your climbing partner to keep them safe. Whenever a climber ascends beyond 10 feet, they must have a belay partner who has been certified by The Climbing Wall staff. On top-rope, the belayer’s job is to take up slack in the rope as the climber progresses, so that they can lower them safely and slowly back down to the ground when they complete a climb.

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1. How do I get started climbing?
2. Do I need to take a lesson in order to climb?
3. What does the Introduction to Climbing Class cover?
4. What is the difference between bouldering, top-roping, and lead climbing?
5. What is “Belaying?"
6. What is the minimum age to climb?
7. What is the minimum age to belay?
8. Who can I call for more information?
9. Do I need a climbing partner?
10. How can I find a climbing partner?
11. Do I need to make a reservation to climb?
12. What should I wear and bring with me?
13. Can I bring my children to climb?
14. I already know how to belay, but my friend doesn’t. Can I teach them?
15. Isn’t climbing really dangerous?