Rules and Etiquette

Please follow our guidelines below for a safer and friendlier environment for yourself and your fellow humans.

Climbing orientation is extremely important and thus please ask a member of staff if you would like guidance about any of the following points.

Bouldering Safety Rules

Improper conduct at the climbing wall can cause injury to you and to others. Follow the guidelines below to ensure that everyone is able to have a good time.

STAY OUTSIDE OF FALL ZONES
A fall zone is the 8-10ft area around someone currently climbing where they could potentially fall. Climbers are not stationary, and fall zones are always changing.
WATCH OUT FOR FALLING CLIMBERS
Don’t walk through an active fall zone. Once a climber is climbing, they cannot be expected to be aware of what’s below them. Walk around the fall zone or wait for them to finish.
GIVE EACH OTHER SPACE
Do not climb above or below others. It will end badly. Wait or ask them to move politely.
TELL OTHERS IF THEY ARE IN A FALL ZONE
If you notice someone walking inside your fall zone or someone else’s, notify them to move out of it immediately.
KEEP THE CRASH PADS CLEAR
Leaving objects on the crash pads can lead to injury and damage. Make sure that the area underneath is clear from items (and people) before starting a climb.
FALL SAFELY
Falling is inevitable. Try to fall safely. Like a ninja by distributing weight through your entire body and not like a gymnast landing on their feet.
NOTIFY STAFF OF
1. Spinners
2. Danger
3. Feedback
Notify staff if:
1. there are any loose holds
2. climbing have dangerous moves/falls likely to end in injury
3. you see dangerous activity
4. you have feedback

Centre Etiquette

Everyone wants to have a good time. Please respect the different ways that various people strives towards this.

GIVE RIGHT OF WAY
Whoever started climbing first has right of way. Please wait to be outside their fall zone or for them to finish before starting.
TAKE TURNS ON THE WALL
Others might want to climb in the same area as you and/or your group. Please take turns and don't hog the wall all to yourselves.
DON'T BETA SPRAY
Beta is information about how a climb climbs. It's natural to want to share your knowledge. But many people enjoy the process of problem solving required to complete a climb. Don't deny them this joy, unless they want you to.
DON'T LEAVE TICK MARKS ON PROBLEMS
Tick marks are used to remind climbers of specific beta. Leaving it is the same as silently spraying beta. Please brush them off when you are finished with a problem.
DON'T SPILL EXCESS CHALK
Avoid tossing chalk bags. Similarily try to keep your hands in the chalk bag when chalking up. Chalk in the air isn't great for anyone's lungs. Chalk on the floor has to be cleaned up.
USE LOCKERS AND TIDY EQUIPMENT AFTER USE
Whether using a stick brush, yoga mats or weights, please return equipment to their rightful place - leave it as you found it!
DON'T WEAR ROCK SHOES TO THE TOILET
Others don’t want to grab where your feet have been, especially when your shoes have residue from restroom floors!