CONDITIONS OF USE
The BRITISH MOUNTAINEERING COUNCIL recognises climbing as an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in this activity should be aware of, and accept, these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
RISKS - 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 under the bouldering walls is designed to provide a safer landing for climbers falling from the bouldering wall. THE SOFT FLOORING DOES NOT MAKE THE CLIMBING ANY SAFER. Breaks and sprains are common on this type of climbing wall despite the soft landing. Uncontrolled falls are likely to result in injuries 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. If in doubt - STOP!
OUR DUTY OF CARE - The RULES OF ROCKBURN 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, by law. 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.
YOUR DUTY OF CARE - You also have a duty of care to act responsibly toward other users of the centre. Statements of 'Good Practice' are posted around the centre; these describe the accepted methods of use and how customers are expected to behave toward one another.
UNSUPERVISED CLIMBING - Before you climb without supervision Rockburn Ltd expects you to be competent in the use of indoor climbing facilities. You are required to sign a ‘Digital Waiver’ to your experience in the use of artificial climbing structures, that you are prepared to abide by the RULES OF ROCKBURN and that you understand the risks involved in your participation. Anyone who is Under 18 years of age, or has not climbed before, or not used an indoor facility MUST undergo a centre induction BEFORE they can use the facility unsupervised. Unsupervised climbing is EXACTLY that! Staff will provide whatever help and advice they can, but instruction will only be provided where it has been booked and paid for in advance. If you are not COMPETENT & CONFIDENT in the use of a climbing wall then you must not attempt to use it.
SUPERVISED CLIMBING - An adult registered at the centre may supervise up to two novice climbers (aged 6+, or 1 under 6 years of age) as long as they are prepared to take full responsibility for the safety of those people. Groups of three or more novices MUST be supervised by an instructor holding the relevant qualification.
CHILDREN – All children in the centre must be supervised by a competent adult (climber whom has been inducted at the centre)