Adult Climbing Registration Form

Unsupervised Bouldering at EICA Ratho


Participation Statement

“The British Mountaineering Council 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.”


If you are under 18 years of age DO NOT fill in this form! Please contact the venue.


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Conditions of Registration

You must answer the following questions by either "Yes" or "No". Only climbers who give satisfactory answers to the questions will be registered and allowed to climb unsupervised.

Risks

All climbing and mountaineering activities carry a risk of serious injury or death. Participants in these activities must be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement

Although the climbing centre is an artificial environment, the risks involved are no less serious than when climbing outside on a crag or mountain. There is an additional risk that bolt-on holds can spin or break.
THE SOFT FLOORING DOES NOT MAKE THE CLIMBING ANY SAFER. Broken and sprained limbs are common in this type of activity despite the soft landing. Uncontrolled falls are likely to result in injury to yourself or others.

Climbing beyond your capabilities on any wall is likely to result in a fall. Any fall may result in an injury despite the safety systems in place to avoid it. You must make your own assessment of the risks whenever you climb.

When moving around the centre you must be aware of the location of other climbers and their landing zones and avoid obstructing them. Get into the habit of looking up. Climbers may not always be visible, doorways, arches, corners may obstruct your view. Proceed with caution when moving around the centre.

Conditions of Use

You also have a duty of care to act responsibly towards the other users of the centre. Statements of 'Good Practice' are posted around the centre adjacent to relevant facilities. These describe the accepted methods of use and the way customers would normally be expected to behave towards each other

Registering for activities in the centre
It is your responsibility to ensure you have completed the appropriate forms for the activity you wish to undertake. This may be checked by our staff at any time.

Bouldering Only. If you are not competent to put on a harness, tie in and belay safely, you will only be allowed to use the bouldering facilities. You may not use the roped walls (including the Autobelays) as a climber or as a belayer. If you do climb with ropes and someone is injured as a result of your actions, it is you and not EICA who will be held legally liable. If competent to do so, you may upgrade your registration to allow you to use the roped walls at any time. Please do so prior to using the roped walls.

Children. All children in the centre must be supervised by an adult at all times even if they are not climbing, unless they have been assessed by an EICA climbing instructor and registered for unsupervised climbing. For 14 to 17 year olds assessments are available by advanced booking only.

Personal Property. EICA accepts no responsibility for any loss of or damage to customer's personal property whether they are in lockers or not. Customers are advised that they use the bike park and car park at their own risk.

The Rules

The rules of the climbing centre set out below 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, the customer. As such they are not negotiable and if you are not prepared to abide by them then the staff will politely ask you to leave.

General Safety

  • Report to reception or scan in, before you climb.
  • 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 affect them.
  • 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.

Bouldering

  • Always climb within your capabilities and descend by down climbing, jumping or, at the very least, a controlled fall.
  • Never climb directly above or below another climber.
  • ROCK BOOTS MUST BE WORN WHEN CLIMBING

Declaration

I certify that to the best of my knowledge, I do not suffer from a medical condition which might have the effect of making it more likely that I be involved in an accident which could result in injury to myself or others.

I also confirm that the above information is correct and if any information changes I will notify the centre.

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