Where used throughout this form, the term "climbing" also refers to bouldering and other related activities.
Our Duty of Care:
Our rules are not intended to limit your enjoyment of the Adur Centre. They are part of our duty of care that we owe to you by law. As such they are non-negotiable and if you are not prepared to abide by them, you will be asked to leave the premises.
Your Duty of Care:
You also have a duty of care to act responsibly towards other users of the centre. Statements of good practice are posted around the centre. These describe the accepted methods of use and how users of the centre would normally be expected to behave.
Before you are allowed to climb with ropes (without supervision), the Adur Centre expects you to be competent in the use of a safety harness, a suitable knot(s) and belay device. If you are competent in the use of this equipment, you will be registered to climb & boulder unsupervised. If you are not confident in the use of any wall, equipment or technique then do not attempt to use them, without the supervision of someone who is competent to do so.
If you are not able to climb with ropes but are competent to boulder, you will be registered at the Adur Centre to boulder only. You will only be allowed to use the bouldering facilities and may not use the roped walls either as a climber or belayer. If you do climb with ropes and someone is injured as a result, it is you and not the Adur Centre who will be held legally liable. If competent to do so, you may request to change your registration to allow you to use the roped walls unsupervised at any time.
Anyone who has not registered for unsupervised climbing and/or bouldering will be classified as a novice and not allowed to climb at the centre without supervision.
The Adur Centre accepts no responsibility for any loss /damage to customers personal property whether in lockers or not. This also applies to customers cars.
All children in the Adur Centre (even when not climbing) must be supervised by an adult (with the exception of experienced children who have passed an unsupervised access test). Children on the ground are at particular risk of being seriously injured by falling climbers. Please advice a member of staff if you think children are not properly supervised.
If you suffer from a pre-existing medical condition that could make it more likely to be involved in an accident, please talk to our staff in confidence.