The participant (or supervising parent/guardian) should read the following carefully and initial where indicated. The document should then be signed by the participant (or supervising parent/guardian) in the signature box.
You must have watched the ABC Induction video and be confident that you understand the risks involved in participating in indoor bouldering.
All climbing activities have a risk of serious injury. Participants must recognise that even if they follow all good practice there may still be the risk of accident and injury. It is the responsibility of the participant to adhere to the conditions of use.
- Indoor bouldering carries a danger of personal injury or death. You must be aware of and accept this risk, and understand that you are responsible for your own actions and involvement, as well as those of any minors you are registering and/or supervising.
- Colchester Climbing Project is an artificial climbing environment but the risks are no less severe than when climbing outdoors. There is an additional risk that holds can spin or break.
- The soft matting under the walls does not guarantee your safety. Any fall may result in an injury to yourself or others. We strongly recommend you descend by climbing down carefully.
- Climbing beyond your capabilities is likely to result in a fall so you must make your own assessment of the risk whenever you climb.
- Use of the fitness equipment in the centre also carries risk of injury.
I have read and understood the Risk above:
- Report to reception on each visit before you climb.
- You must exercise care, common sense and self preservation at all times.
- Report any problems with the walls, equipment or other climbers’ behaviour to a member of staff immediately.
- Be aware of the other climbers around you and how your actions will affect them.
- Stand well back from the climbing walls when not climbing. Never stand directly under someone who is climbing, and ensure the climbing zone is free from hazardous items.
- Uncontrolled falls are likely to result in injuries to yourself or others.
- Always climb within your capabilities and descend by down climbing, jumping or, at the very least, a controlled fall.
- Do not wear jewellery, particularly rings, when climbing.
- No running.
- Unless you are booked onto an instructed group your session will not be supervised by Climbing Project staff. You should be familiar with the Risks and Rules of use and ask a member of staff if they are not clear to you. Staff will provide whatever help and advice they can, but instruction in the use of equipment or climbing techniques will only be provided when booked and paid for. If you are not confident in the use of any climbing equipment or technique, you must not attempt to use it without the supervision of someone who is competent to do so.
- Registered climbers aged 16-17 may climb unsupervised.
- Registered climbers aged under 16 who have been signed off to climb unsupervised by staff at Colchester Climbing Project may do so.
- All other U16s must be closely supervised at all times by a registered adult that has completed the Climbing Project supervision assessment.
Condition of use
Duty of Care – The rules (above) are not intended to limit your enjoyment of the facilities. They are part of the duty of care that we as operators, owe to you, our customers, by law. As such they are not negotiable. If you are not prepared to abide by them you may not use our facilities. If it comes to our attention you are not abiding by our rules; our staff will require you to leave. You also have a duty of care to act responsibly towards the other users of the centre.
Drugs, alcohol and other substances – You must not climb, or be responsible for the supervision of another climber, while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or other substances. You must end your climbing session immediately if you consume alcohol when it is served at the centre.
Medical Conditions and Fitness to Participate – If participants have any sort of medical condition or pre-existing injury this may make it more likely that they become injured while bouldering. Please consult your doctor for advice about the extra risk involved, and only continue if you are fit to participate.
Photos and image use – users should be aware that at events, and other times, we will take photos in the centre for use in our social media, website and other marketing purposes. If you would like us to remove an image of you that you are not happy with, please email firstname.lastname@example.org We also reserve the right to record CCTV footage of activities in the centre for security and safety purposes.
Today's Date: November 30, 2023