Top Rope Belay Class

Top Rope Belay Certification

OVERVIEW: Climb to new heights with the Top Rope Belay Certification. This class, taught by certified Climbing Wall Instructors from American Mountain Guide Association, trains new belayers for the responsibility of top rope belay. In this certification class, climbers will learn proper knots for tying in, safety checks, and top rope belay techniques for top rope climbing at Crux Climbing Center. No experience required. Participants must be 16 or older. All climbers under the age of 16 years old can learn how to top rope through a private lesson.

Minimum Class Size: 2 people / Maximum Class Size: 6 people

*If you are the only person signed up for this class it may need to be rescheduled.

LENGTH: 1.5 hours

Already know how to belay? You don’t have to take this class! Just come to the gym and request a belay test. However, this class is the only way to learn top rope belay at Crux Climbing Center.


  • Tying in
  • Belay techniques
  • Safety checks
  • Communication and climbing commands

Cost: Members: $35 per class | Non Members: $45 per class

Class Listings:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00PM-8:30PM

Friday 5:30PM-7:00PM

Saturday 5:00PM- 6:30PM

Sign Up: Please sign up in person or below. Must sign-up 24/hrs in advance.

Please note, that you cannot sign up for a Lead Climbing class within the same week of taking the top ropes belay class.

We made a bundle just for you in our retail! Purchase a harness, belay device, and one locking carabiner, and you will receive 20% off! 

Cancellation Policy

We realize that sometimes life happens and you may not be able to make your climbing class.

*Classes that are canceled or rescheduled on the day of the event will not be issued a refund. Participants will need to repurchase the class if rescheduling on the day of the event. 

 We do not offer refunds for no shows. Please let us know if you have any questions at (512) 931-3911.

2nd Try Policy

We require that all sport climbers be certified before climbing in the Rope Canyon on ropes. You get certified in either Top Rope, Lead Climbing, or Lead Belay. The skills test administered by our staff is free for the first try. If you do not pass, all other attempts will be $9.

Top Rope For Parents

Are you a parent trying to figure out how to learn Top Rope, but don’t know what to do with the kids? We have a class for you! It’s during our Parents Night Out on the first Friday of every month. This extended class goes in depth into top rope and climbing basics, and gives you enough time to relax afterwards (maybe visit our neighbors for a drink) before picking the kids up.

*Non-parents are allowed to take this class