I have watched the Orientation Video prior to completing this document.
I understand that I require an orientation before participating in any activities at Triangle Rock Club (TRC). If the participant is under the age of 18, this agreement must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. I, as the parent or legal guardian, understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that my child has watched and understands the orientation video and that I have reviewed it with them. If the participant is under the age of 12, I understand that they must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the facility.
I also understand that if I need additional assistance, instruction, or assessment during my participation at TRC that it is my responsibility to seek it from TRC Staff prior to participating in any activity.
Furthermore, I acknowledge that climbing is dangerous and involves risks including, but not limited to, injury and death. I understand that it is my personal responsibility to follow facility rules and procedures, and manufacturer instructions, while participating in climbing activities at TRC, and that I am at risk even while following all facility rules and procedures.
I affirm that I understand TRC’s Bouldering rules, policies, and procedures. These include, but are not limited to: the inherent risks of bouldering including serious injury and death; awareness of surroundings including items in potential landing zones; purpose and limitations of padded flooring; and top-out bouldering, down climbing, and falling technique.
AUTO BELAY ORIENTATION
I affirm that I understand TRC’s Auto Belay rules, policies, and procedures. These include, but are not limited to: the inherent risks of Auto Belays, including serious injury and death; the proper use and function of Auto Belays; understanding that a climber using the Auto Belay does not have a partner and is solely responsible for ensuring that they are clipped in correctly; checking for the retraction of the tether; climbing on the appropriate route for the Auto Belay; and proper lowering technique.
I further affirm that I understand that I must be age 12 or older and pass an assessment with TRC Staff prior to using an Auto Belay. I understand that anyone under the age of 12 may only use an Auto Belay with the assistance of someone who has passed an Auto Belay proficiency assessment and that the assisting person must perform a safety check prior to the climber leaving the ground for each climb.
TOP ROPE AND LEAD CLIMBING AND BELAYING
I affirm that I understand TRC’s Top Rope and Lead rules, policies, and procedures. These include, but are not limited to: the inherent risks of Top Rope and Lead Climbing and Belaying, including serious injury and death; the age limits associated with Belay Certification; and prerequisites for accessing Top Rope and Lead climbs.
I affirm that I understand that I must pass an assessment with TRC Staff prior to Top Rope Belaying, Lead Climbing, or Lead Belaying, unless supervised by TRC Staff.
My signature indicates that I understand the information in this document and that I have watched the Orientation Video.
September 21, 2023