Carolina Climbing Wall and Bouldering Grotto Policies

General Policies

  1. Participants must have a current Gator 1 Card or be a guest of a Gator 1 Card holder to use facilities.
  2. All participants must complete a Participant Acknowledgement of Risk, Release and Agreement form in order to participate.
  3. Participants cannot use personal climbing equipment.
  4. Participants are allowed to wear personal climbing shoes.
  5. Participants must wear appropriate clothing and footwear to participate.
  6. Food and drinks must be kept away from all activity areas.
  7. Climbing on any of the equipment is permitted only with direction from the supervising staff member.
  8. Participants are responsible for any equipment they sign out.
  9. Chalk is not allowed on the climbing wall.
  10. Guests may only be belayed by a Gator 1 Card holder with a current belay card.
  11. A back-up belayer is required. This person is not required to have a belay card.
  12. Courtesy to others, appropriate language and behavior are required.
  13. One warning will be issued per participant for a policy infraction; second infraction will result in loss of privileges.
  14. Climbing wall staff will determine if it is safe to start or continue climbing.

Belay Class/Belay Cardholders

  1. Only Gator 1 Card holders can take a Lake Wauburg belay class.
  2. If a belay cardholder has not belayed in one calendar month, the belay cardholder must be checked by staff for set up and technique prior to belaying.
  3. Belay cards will expire 1 year from the date of the last recorded visit to the climbing wall.
  4. Belay cards must be surrendered to Lake Wauburg staff when requested.