Climbing Tower Belay Class

Sunday, April 7, 2024 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

One of the best ways to enjoy the UCF Climbing Tower is to become belay certified! This Climbing Tower-specific certification will allow you to belay your friends at the Climbing Tower and continue to grow your climbing skills. 

The Process:

You will start with a belay class. This class will teach you the basics of belaying and climbing safety. You will learn the belay method that we accept at the Climbing Tower and have the chance to practice one-on-one with our Climbing Tower Staff. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing, long athletic pants are recommended but not required; you will be required to climb during the class. If you have your own climbing equipment, we encourage you to bring your equipment with you. 

After demonstrating competency in safety and skills in the class, you will complete a belay test. The belay test will include questions about the information you learned in the belay class and a skills test. You must be able to properly demonstrate all technical aspects of the UCF Climbing Tower belay procedure to a Climbing Tower staff. It is possible to fail the belay test; you will be required to retake the belay test before you can be certified. 

After completing the belay class and passing the belay test, you will have to complete 5 belay check-offs before you receive your full belay certification. These check-offs are done at the Climbing Tower during normal operating hours and are intended to confirm that you can consistently perform the UCF Climbing Tower belay procedure. To complete these check-offs, let a Climbing Tower staff know that you need to complete your check-offs and they will help you.

Once you've completed all of the above, you will receive your belay certification card. Please bring that with you to the Climbing Tower! 

To Register for a Belay Class

Sign up for your belay class at the RWC Climbing Tower front desk during normal business hours. Students can take the stairs or elevators to the first floor and go left. The desk is behind the stairs in the northeast corner of the main building.

Class registration opens two weeks before the day of the class, but participants must be registered at least 48 hours in advance. Space is limited to 8 people per class.

Belay classes are free for current UCF Students and RWC Members (with an active membership). If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so no later than 48 hours before the class. Failure to show up for the belay or climbing technique class, or cancel within the allotted time will result in a forfeit fee of $30.00. 

How to Cancel

You can cancel your belay class by going to the Climbing Tower or the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours, or by emailing

Spring 2024 Belay Class Dates

  • Friday, January 26th -1:00-3:00PM
  • Sunday, February 4th - 4:30-6:30PM
  • Friday, February 23rd - 1:00-3:00PM
  • Sunday, March 3rd - 4:30-6:30PM
  • Friday, March 15th - 1:00-3:00PM
  • Sunday, April 7th - 4:30-6:30PM
  • Friday, April 26th - 1:00-3:00PM
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This event occurs on multiple dates/times. This event takes place at this location on this date.

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Date Location
January 26, 2024, 1 p.m. UCF Climbing Tower
February 4, 2024, 4:30 p.m. UCF Climbing Tower
February 23, 2024, 1 p.m. UCF Climbing Tower
March 3, 2024, 4:30 p.m. UCF Climbing Tower
March 15, 2024, 1 p.m. UCF Climbing Tower
April 7, 2024, 4:30 p.m. UCF Climbing Tower
April 26, 2024, 1 p.m. UCF Climbing Tower


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