Rockwall Policy

Rock Climbing Gym Rules

  • All users must attend orientation before being permitted to climb or belay during Open Climb.
  • Open climbing will not take place during orientation.
  • All users will follow the instructions of the climbing wall staff.
  • Must be 18 years old (or a matriculated full-time UD student) to use this room alone. Anyone under 18 must have adult supervision.
  • Only climbing wall staff may change or install holds.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the climbing gym.
  • Full shoes must be worn. No bare feet, open toes, open heels, or sandals permitted. Climbing shoes are recommended but not required.
  • Personal belongings should be secured in lockers. Gym bags, backpacks, etc. are not allowed inside the climbing room.
  • Do not use hang boards without staff permission.
  • Bouldering: height of climber's feet may not exceed six (6) feet.
  • Spotters must be used for bouldering.
  • A belay anchor must be used when the weight difference between climber and belayer is 30 lbs. or more.
  • Helmets are required for anyone under 18. Helmets are available for use for those 18 and older, but are not required.
  • You must be certified by UD staff to lead climb or lead belay.
  • Climbing room is not to be used without trained staff present.