Lead Belay Certified

Badge

Lead Belay Certified

The holder of this badge has demonstrated safe lead belay techniques, including catching a falling climber.

Description of skills

The holder of this badge has demonstrated safe lead belaying techniques, including

  • Lead belay with an ATC belay device
  • Monitoring and managing slack in the rope
  • Maintaining a safe brake hand at all times
  • Catching a falling climber

What does this badge allow me to do?

Many of our courses and activities require the Lead Belay Certified badge, including our Alpine Climbs and Crag Climbs.

How do I get this badge?

Courses

Many of our Rock Climbing and Alpine Climbing Courses teach Lead Belaying.

Equivalency

Those who have experience lead belaying can demonstrate proficiency to a climb leader or other vetted instructor to receive this badge.  To connect with an equivalency coordinator at your branch, contact

Tags: