Safe roped climbing – Klättercentrets rules for roped climbing

Climbing can be dangerous and insufficient knowledge about safety and rules is a risk for you and other climbers. That’s why it’s so important that you have the right training and qualification.

To belay someone at Klättercentret you need the national climbing licenses. For top rope belaying the green license is sufficient. For lead climbing and belaying the red license is needed.

Read more about the licenses, and how you can get one, on the english main page.

Below are the rules for top rope and lead climbing at Klättercentret. Please read the rules thoroughly.

Partner check before you climb

Check the:

  • Harness and it buckles
  • The double figure eight and the attachment points
  • The locking carabiner and the belay device
  • The stop-knot and the rope

Tie in to the harness

  • Tie in correctly, on the correct attachment points, directly in the harness
  • Do not connect with a carabiner

Think before letting your kids belay you

  • Lesser ability to concentrate
  • Weaker in the hands
  • Notice the weight difference

Correct use of the gear

  • Use the gear the way the manufacture recommends
  • Always one hand on the breaking end of the rope
  • Think about the weight difference

Pay attention when belaying

  • No slack in the rope
  • Belay close to the wall
  • Look at your climber when belaying
  • Do not sit down when belaying

Clip all the quickdraws

  • Fall can happen anytime
  • Holds can spin or brake

Clip in the correct position

  • Clip from a stable position
  • Clip, if possible, in waist height
  • The risk for falling to the ground is palpable up to the fifth clip.

The falling zone needs to be clear

  • Both on the wall and the ground
  • Think about the risk of pendulum
  • The fall absorbing floor should be clean from objects

Top rope in double carabiners

Two, from each other independent, anchor points.

Never rope over rope

  • Never put two ropes in the same carabiner.
  • If there’s a separate locking carabiner next to the top rope anchor, use it

Descend carefully

  • Keep the communication going between the climber and the belayer
  • Descent slow and smooth

The risk of pendulum

Top rope on steep, overhanging, walls can only be climbed with pre-clipped clips.