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Can I waive out of Introduction to Climbing?

You can waive out if you can demonstrate mastery of all the materials covered in the class. Know that Introduction to Climbing is meant to be preparation for several classes taught by the Technical Climbing School. It is more than simply learning how to belay. If you waive out of Intro and are found to be unsafe in any of the successive classses you will be asked to quit that class and go back to Intro. For that reason, we recommend taking Intro.

Please be aware that we also cover some administrative topics in Basic Climbing that we do not cover in subsequent climbing classes. It is not unusual for students who skip Basic Climbing to feel lost or frustrated because everyone else seems to know something they don't.

What do I need to know to waive out?

You need to know/demonstrate/explain