7 Ways to Prepare for Your Belay Certification


Here are some things that you will want to consider before your belay certification test including what to expect from your belay certification test so you can pass like a pro.

How to Pass Your Belay Certification



If lead climbing is available at your gym, be sure to ask if you’ll need to know how to catch a lead fall as a part of the belay certification test.

Verbally explain what you are doing every step of the way. This informs the staff member who’s testing you that you know what you’re doing.



Make sure to ask what gear you need to bring for the test.

Ask what is required to pass your gym’s belay certification test? Is there a printable or online resource available for you to review?



Make sure you know how to put your harness is on correctly and waist loops are double backed on the waist and leg loops.

If you don’t pass your belay certification the first time, don’t worry! You’ll get another chance to take it again soon (usually the next day).


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