A Word on Safety
Climbing is dangerous and there are inherent risks. The need for safety systems beyond reproach is necessary.
The equipment developed by the climbing industry doesn’t fail when used properly. But the system is passive—participants must engage. This dictates the need for personal responsibility to allow the sport we love to exist indoors at all. The primary purpose of our waiver is to establish an agreement on this principle. Without this agreement, we cannot allow the use of our facilities. CityROCK has developed guidelines of behaviour, and rules during climbing, that we feel minimise the chance of injury to a participant. Our tests are not certifications or training. Often, the primary cause of accidents is inattentiveness and complacency.
Most Important Rules
Our philosophy regarding the safety protocol for climbing and belaying is to focus on principle, and a preferred method of belaying in our facility—the brake hand must not leave the rope. Regarding lead climbing-if climbing is risky, lead climbing is even more so. While CityROCK supports this form of climbing by placing draws on most walls, lead climbing in our gyms should not be practiced by anyone that has not undergone training. Safety is our top priority. If we feel that what you are doing is unsafe or inappropriate we may ask you to leave.
Adult Top Rope Belay Tags – Orange (JHB) or Red (CPT)
Adult Lead Belay and Climb Tags