Between The Indoor Climbing Centre Pty LTD T/A CityROCK, hereafter referred to as
And The Climber, or any person entering CityROCK, hereafter referred to as the
CityROCK and the Climber have entered into an agreement in terms whereof CityROCK has allowed the Climber to make use of its facilities on the terms and conditions below.
CityROCK Lead Climbing Agreement
I acknowledge the fact that there is an inherent danger in the sport of rock climbing, including, but not limited to injury or death, and I understand that no amount of care, caution, instruction or expertise can eliminate this inherent danger completely.
I confirm that I will pass CityROCK's lead test before lead climbing in the gym. I am fully aware of the significant risks of lead climbing and that a lead fall may result in:
- Impact with the ground.
- Hard impact with climbing wall surface.
- Feet hitting holds and injuring feet, legs, etc.Inverting through hitting holds, having ropes tangled behind the climber's legs or other causes, which may result in serious injury.
- Severe abrasions due to rope burn and contact with the climbing surface
The following are key to safe lead climbing.
- Tying in properly with a double figure eight.
- Connecting belay device correctly with rope through carabiner.
- Buddy check.
- Clear verbal commands, verbal and visual communication with your climbing partner.
- Clipping the quickdraws the correct way.
- No Z-clipping.
- Not belaying directly under the climber.
- Being aware of the features of the climbing wall that may get in the way of a climbing fall such as an overhang or arête.
- Where the weight difference between climbing partners is significant an Edelrid Ohm is to be utilised. This can be rented at front desk or purchased in the gear shop.
I understand that learning to lead climb at CityROCK does not qualify me to lead climb outside. I will ensure that my belayer is known to me personally to be a safe belayer and has also passed the CityROCK Lead Belay Test.
I have read and understood all the gym rules, including, but not limited to, the lead climbing rules, and I agree to abide by them. I understand that if I breach any of the rules CityROCK reserves the right to permanently revoke my privileges and deny me access to their facilities.
The Climber acknowledges that the activity in which he/she participates in by its very nature dangerous and carries inherent risks. These risks could cause him/her to sustain bodily injury or death and/or suffer damages and the Climber waives any claim however arising against CityROCK or its members, employees or any third party.
The Climber makes use of CityROCK's facilities at entirely his/her own risk. The Climber agrees that CityROCK will not be held liable and/or responsible for any loss, injury, damages, death, and/or compensation of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising as a result thereof.
We will not be responsible for, and shall not pay for, any loss, damage or theft of items left unattended.
Purple tag: Kids’ lead climbing and belay
This tag indicates that a child under the age of 16 has passed the lead test. Children with this tag are allowed to lead climb on the high walls, when belayed by an adult with a green tag. Children with this tag may lead belay one another, provided that both children have purple tags and are roughly the same weight. Childern with a purple lead tag may not belay an adult. In order to be tested for this tag, the child must either:
a) have completed one of our CityROCK kids courses
b) been trained by a coach recognised by CityROCK
While inside our facility, regardless of climbing ability, all children under 16 must be supervised by a parent, guardian or coach.