Vertical Limit Conditions For Use. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) participation statement must be understood and accepted by all climbers / users of the wall, along with all the guidelines and conditions before signing the consent form:
THE BMC RECOGNISES THAT CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING ARE ACTIVITIES WITH A DANGER OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, PARTICIPANTS IN THESE ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE AWARE OF AND ACCEPT THESE RISKS AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND INVOLVEMENT
1, You are warned that climbing is a potentially dangerous sport and that climbing beyond your capabilities or using equipment incorrectly may result in personal injury.
2. The Vertical Limit Climbing Centre reserves the right to stop individuals climbing if their behaviour or practice is considered unsafe to themselves or others.
3. The Vertical Limit Climbing Centre reserves the right to refuse entry or to ask people to leave the premises
4. Prior to climbing you must complete a registration form, which checks your competence to use the centre. Novice climbers and those unable to satisfy the minimum entry requirements must be under constant supervision by an approved instructor, or competent adult member whilst in the centre. You must register with the centre before climbing on every visit.
5. By registering to climb at the Vertical Limit climbing centre, you are confirming that all your equipment is in good working order, and that you know how to use it following the manufacturers recommendations.
6. All Users of the Wall should note that the Climbing Walls are unsupervised.
7. Group instruction is only to take place by prior arrangement by qualified instructors (SPA, MIA, MIC, BMG).
8. Do not interfere with or remove any insitu equipment or holds. Top ropes must not be removed for use on other routes.
9. Please report loose holds or damaged / faulty equipment immediately.
10. No soloing is to take place on the lead or top rope walls.Traversing may take place on the boulder wall, traverse wall and lead walls, however both feet must remain on the bottom panel at all times.
11. Ensure possessions are kept clear of the hazard areas, bouldering mats and fire escapes. Remove items from pockets prior to climbing, to prevent them falling out at height.
12. The Vertical Limit climbing centre accepts no responsibility for accidents, loss or damage to personal property or equipment. Lost property is kept for a period of one month.
13. Whilst on the ground you should remain aware of the fall potential of other climbers.
14. When bouldering it is your responsibility to ensure there is adequate matting underneath the problem you are attempting.
15. Users must use a climbing sit-harness. The rope must be ties directly into the harness with either a figure of eight knot, NOT via a karabiner.
16. You must not untie from the rope at any time whilst climbing the wall.
17. When leading ALL quickdraws must be clipped in sequence. When seconding a route the rope must be clipped into ALL insitu quickdraws.
18. When belaying you must use an appropriate friction device and method (no waist belaying)
19. When leading you must provide your own single rated dynamic rope. Leading is only permitted on designated lead routes.
20. Belayers should stand close to the wall and remain attentive whilst belaying.
21. All accidents must be reported to a member of staff immediately.
22. There is a no smoking policy at the Vertical Limit climbing centre.
23. Sections of the wall may be closed for maintenance, routsetting or special events from time to time - no refunds will be issued.
24. Only 6 climbers are allowed on the Bouldering wall / matt at one time.
25. Climbers MUST NOT utilise the bouldering matt as a rest area.
26. All boulderers must first remove any hardware, harnesses and empty pockets before climbing.
27. Climbers of a disproportionate mass MUST utilise the ballast bags for climbing.