Lead Climbing Eligibility
All climbers must be willing to take personal responsibility for their own safety and follow the general rules of the gym.All lead climbers AND belayers are required to pass The Peak of Fremont Lead Climbing and Belaying test. Lead climbers/belayers must be 16 years of age or older. Climbers/Belayers are required to follow General, Tope Rope, and Lead Climbing Rules. Climbers/Belayers must test with personal gear. We will not provide harnesses, belay devices, or ropes to testers. Both testers are required to take a fall. We do not offer a lead-belay-only card. If you want to lead belay, you must also pass the climbing portion of the test.
Lead Climbing Rules:
All Top Rope Climbing/Belaying rules must be followed.
Climbers/Belayers are required to obtain a lead-climbing certification card prior to lead climbing or lead belaying.
Climbers/Belayers must sign in to lead climbing log prior to climbing or belaying.
No intentional falls.
Lead climbers must use gym-provided quickdraws.
Lead climbers must climb confidently without skipping, back clipping, or z-clipping any of the quickdraws.
Lead belayers must remain minimal and safe distance from the wall.
Lead Belayers must keep minimal slack always. The slack should never touch the ground.
Figure-Eight devices are not permitted.
Lead climbing and/or belaying is not permitted with rental harnesses.
There is no placement of personal gear (quickdraws, cams, nuts, etc.) allowed anywhere in the gym.
Climbers/Belayers must use verbal commands.
Minimal length for lead rope should be no less than 35m.
Lead rope must be safely maintained, flaked, and must have a closed system regardless of rope length.
Lead climbing (lead card) certification expires 1 year after issue date.