Generally, verification is not required to enjoy climbing & belaying in Climb Central. During your first visit, you will attend a 15-minute safety briefing where our crew will demonstrate how to belay using our safety systems.
Verification is a skills-check for proficient climbers. It is required only if you wish to use the lead climbing wall, or to use personal belay devices on the top rope walls. During the verification test, you will need to demonstrate to a qualified staff member that you meet the required climbing & belaying standards. Verification must be taken on an assisted braking device (ABD) as you will need to use an ABD on our lead walls.
More about ABDs here and the reasons for our ABD policy here.
Upon passing the assessment, you will receive a verification tag to be displayed on your harness when climbing. Tag is recognized at all Climb Central facilities, Ground Up Climbing & Onsight Climbing.
Pre-booking is advised for verification. Ad-hoc verification is possible, but subject to staff availability.
TOP ROPE VERIFICATION
Verifies that you can belay on the top rope walls using a belay device attached to your harness (not shown during safety briefing).
Attend a Top Rope class OR at least 1 year of climbing & belaying experience
Read up on Top Rope Verification Matrix here
$10 verification fee per pax for each verification
Available at Climb Central Sports Hub and Climb Central Novena on alternate months
Verifies that you can lead climb and lead belay.
Allows you access to the lead wall.
Attend a Lead class OR at least 3 years of Lead climbing & belaying experience
Read up on Lead Verification Matrix here
$10 verification fee per pax for each verification.
Available at Climb Central Sports Hub only
Verification must be taken on an assisted braking device (ABD) as you are required to use an ABD on our lead walls. Examples of ABDs include the Petzl GriGri, Madrock Lifeguard, Edelrid MegaJul, and Mammut Smart. You will need to provide your own belay device as we only have the Edelrid MegaJul for rental.
The minimum age to take verification & belay is 13. For children under 13 that are proficient lead climbers, please speak to a staff member for more information.
Climbers will need to have checked-in for the day before taking the verification (e.g. purchased day pass or checked-in using multi /Orange /White pass). Upon check-in, do let the counter staff know that you have a verification booking.
Sign ups must be in pairs or more. Please find your own partner who is either already verified, or taking the verification with you.
You are advised to bring your own climbing equipment as rental equipment is subject to availability. Rental equipment is free for the duration of the test. However, do note that Climb Central only rents the MegaJul: if you wish to use another ABD, please have your own device on hand.
Fees paid are non-refundable after payment has been made and booking is confirmed. Requests for changes can be made before the session but is subject to availability and a $5 administrative charge.
Please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-medical requests for changes with less than 72 hours notice will not be allowed.