Participant must put on a harness correctly, per the specifications of the harness manufacturer. Climber – Participant must demonstrate how to properly clip the climbing-side rope to the belay-loop side of their harness.


Participant must properly set up an approved brake assisted belay device per manufacturers’ specifications.


Participant must demonstrate a proficiency in top-rope belaying. The belayer’s brake hand must remain in constant control of the brake strand of the rope. Belayer must immediately and properly catch at least two simulated top-rope falls and lower them safely while keeping the brake hand below the belay device.


Participant must provide a double-check that carabiners are locked and attached correctly to the harness and equipment.