Report to reception on each visit before you climb.
Fire Exits are at opposing ends of the climbing wall (one by the Campus Boards, and one directly opposite). The main entrance is also a fire exit. Upon hearing a fire alarm, you must leave via the nearest exit and go to the Fire Assembly point (the bin store in the car park)
Climbing Holds may spin. A spinning hold must be reported to a member of staff.
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.
Make sure you have nothing on your person or in your pockets that may fall out whilst you are climbing.
Do not distract people while they are climbing or belaying.
Stand well back from the climbing walls unless you are belaying or spotting a climber.
Never stand directly under someone who is climbing.
The matting does not fully protect from injury. Always climb within your capabilities and descend by down climbing or at the very least, a controlled fall. Using the White and Red Descent holds is strongly recommended.
Never climb directly above or below another climber.
All problems finish on the last hold and NOT the top of the wall.
Do not climb on the roof trusses, scaffolding and roof girders.
Top Roping Area
There is only top roping in this centre and no leading.
All of the climbs in the centre have top ropes already in place. Do not take them down to use on other routes.
Always use a belay device attached to your safety harness with a locking karabiner. ‘Traditional’, or ‘body’ belaying is not acceptable.
The attachment points on the floor are provided to give support to people belaying a climber who is much heavier than they are. Direct belays from the attachment points on the floor are not acceptable.
Always pay attention to what the climber is doing.
Always stand as close to the climbing wall as is practical unless you are using one of the attachment points on the floor.
Sitting or lying down is not acceptable.
The tall walls are designed to be climbed using a rope for protection.
Solo climbing is not acceptable on these walls.
Always use a rope to protect yourself on these climbs.
Always use a safety harness to attach yourself to the rope.
Always tie the rope directly into the harness using a figure of eight knot.
Clipping in with a karabiner is not acceptable.