Belay Clinics

Ever wanted to know how to belay a climber? We have your answer! The 3-hour belay clinic gives you basic information and practice with belaying, providing you with the knowledge to pass the Adventure Climbing Center’s top rope belay test. In this clinic you will learn climbing knots, harness use, hardware use, belaying technique, climbing communication, how to catch a fall, and how to lower a climber. The class will meet in UCSB’s indoor Adventure Climbing Center, so come ready to climb.

The fee includes instruction, climbing equipment, climbing shoes, and a cord of rope to practice climbing knots. The maximum enrollment is six and no experience is necessary, so sign up quickly!

Belay Clinic Schedule:
Wednesdays 7pm-10pm
Friday 4pm-7pm
Sunday 2pm-5pm

Want to sign up for a Belay Clinic?
To sign up, come into the ACC at least 24 hours in advance and a staff member will assist you. Signing up a few days in advance is greatly appreciated!

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Belay Days

Belay Days give climbers the opportunity to have ACC staff belay them. On belay days, UCSB students have free harness rentals.

Belay Days Schedule:
Thursdays 6pm-8pm
Saturdays 6pm-8pm
Sundays 6pm-8pm

For more information, call the ACC at (805) 893-3737 or email us at