Technical Training Center
Weber Rocks will be closed for drop-in recreation beginning December 5, 2020. The New Technical Training Center (our new climbing and bouldering wall) located in the Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center will open on February 1, 2021.
Online Participant Waiver
To minimize crowding in the facility, please fill out your waiver prior to arriving. Waivers have been updated for 2021, if you haven't signed one yet this year, please fill out the new form before arriving.
The Weber State Technical Training Center (TTC) is located in the Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center. The TTC is an educational facility offering participants the instruction and equipment needed to make climbing a life-long pursuit.
Technical Training Center Hours
Coming February 1, 2021
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Rope Climbing Hours*:
Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Learn to Belay Drop-In Course*:
Monday: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
*All participants will be required to complete a skills test to show top rope proficiency or participate in a Learn to Belay class before initial admission and before participating in open bouldering hours. After the initial test or class climbers will have full use of the facility. Your wildcard will be required for admission.
Learn to Belay
Are you new to climbing, or has it been a minute? This course is a great refresher! Participants will receive 60 minutes of instruction, which includes an introduction to our facility, bouldering orientation, top rope lesson, including harness fit, figure-eight follow-through knots and top rope belay instruction. This course, or completion of a skills test showing proficiency in the above skills, is required prior to admission to the Technical Training Center.
Learn to Lead
Are you ready to take the next step in your climbing experience? Our Learn to Lead clinic is just for you! Participants will meet for two hours over two consecutive days with an instructor. You'll learn the fundamentals of technical lead skills including gear inceptions, clipping and belaying.
Participants must bring their own harness.
Groups of 3 or more, or anyone hoping for individualized instruction must make advanced reservations. Participants must be 13 or older to belay. For reservations or more info call 801-626-7904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks in advance of your desired dates.
Student Day Pass: FREE
Student Belay Clinic: FREE
Rental Equipment: FREE
Student Groups: Please call us 2 weeks ahead of time if you plan on joining us with any group larger than three people. Outside of drop-in hours, student group rates are $11 a person.
General Public Fees
General Public Day Pass: $14.00 + tax (Gear / Belay Clinic /Access)
Punch Pass: $110 for 10 visits (Gear / Belay Clinic/Access)
General Public Group / Special Event for 10 or more guests:
$12 per person, for climbing / bouldering
The Technical Training Center will be open to Weber State University students, staff, faculty, general public and pass holders with proper identification during open recreation hours.
Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times at the Technical TrainingCenter.
All permitted minors under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian read and sign the Informed Consent for Minors form.
Please complete our Participant Waiver.
All participants will be required to complete a skills test to show top rope proficiency or participate in a Learn to Belay class before initial admission and before participating in open bouldering hours. After the initial test or class climbers will have full use of the facility.
Rules and Policies
Policies for Participation
- All participants must complete an assumption of risk form prior to participation in any activity at the TTC. Participants who are minors must have a parent or legal guardian complete the assumption of risk form.
- Organized groups must ensure that all members have completed an assumption of risk form, including forms completed by parents/legal guardians on behalf of minors. Groups must remain at the TTC and are not permitted to go to other areas of the facility.
- Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants under 14 years of age are not permitted to belay.
- Participants may include WSU students, faculty, or staff as well as community members with membership or access to the Swenson-Stromberg Complex. All other participants must be part of an organized group with approval to use the wall.
- Participants may only use the TTC during scheduled academic classes, regular drop-in recreation hours, or as part of a scheduled, organized group. A staff member must be present at all times for any participants to use the TTC.
- All participants will not be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances that may affect their sobriety or judgment while participating in activities at the TTC.
- Climbers will only use a figure-8 follow-through knot to tie into climbing ropes.
- An appropriate, functional belay device is required for all belaying.
- Belay devices must be attached to the belayer’s harness with a locking carabiner.
- Loose chalk is not permitted. Participants may use chalk balls.
- Participants may check out a helmet for free from TTC staff should they wish to use them.
- Climbers should use standard climbing commands, minimally “On belay?”, “Belay on”, “Climbing?” and “Climb on.”
- Climbers may use their own equipment with approval from TTC staff.
- All equipment should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Lead climbing is no longer permitted during drop-in recreation hours. It is only permitted with prior reservations.
- Spotters are recommended, but not required, for all bouldering.
- Boulderers may use the roped climbing walls ensuring their shoulders do not go above the first row of quickdraws on the wall. Boulderers should yield to roped climbers on the roped climbing walls and should not boulder below roped climbers.
- Boulderers should hang and drop or hang and downclimb from the bouldering wall. Topping out is not permitted.
- Personal music devices are not permitted as they pose a communication hazard.
- Food and drink (except water in a bottle) are prohibited at the TTC.
- Participants should report accidents, damage, equipment issues, or unsafe behavior to TTC staff immediately.
- Participants will follow the instruction and directions of TTC staff at all times.
- All participants not part of a scheduled, organized group must complete a TTC orientation and belay clinic and test to participate in activities at the TTC.
- The TTC reserves the right to suspend, either temporarily or permanently, use of the TTC by any participant for failure to comply with any TTC policy or for behavior deemed inappropriate or unsafe.
The Weber State Technical Training Center is located in the Outdoor Adventure & Welcome Center. The climbing was designed and constructed by Eldorado in 2020. The bouldering walls are 15 ft. high and the roped wall is 55 ft. high.
What we're doing:
Limiting the number of patrons and marking belay/waiting spaces to ensure distancing
Frequently disinfecting equipment and facilities on a regular cleaning schedule
Use of liquid chalk instead of powder chalk
Monitoring symptoms* of employees before each shift
Wearing face coverings
How you can help:
- Do not use facilities if you are experiencing any symptoms* of COVID-19 or have been in direct contact with a confirmed case in the last 14-days
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the facility
- Wear a mask at all times when inside a WSU facility (required by state executive order)
- Maintain six feet of distance from others when walking through the facility
- Clean equipment before and after each use
- Respect new procedures limiting equipment use and maximum number of patrons
- Follow CDC Guidelines outside of facility to mitigate risk of transmission
* Symptoms of COVID-19 include Cough, fever, trouble breathing, sore throat, sudden change in taste or smell, muscle aches or pains.