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.
Restrictions of Temporary Registration
This form is designed to allow under 18’s to participate in
only.Climbers are not allowed to climb outside the remit of this event. Climbers wishing to climb at the host venue outside of the eventboulder problems/
designated warm up areas must check in at Reception as per each venue’s normal procedures. There may be an
additional fee charged.
Blocfest Conditions of Use and Rules for Bouldering at the host venuesIn addition
to the Blocfest conditions of use and rules each host venue will have their own specific conditions of use and rules thatyou are expected to read and abide by.
Although the climbing centre is an artificial environment the risks involved are
no less serious than when climbingoutside
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 more comfortable landing for climbers falling or jumping from the bouldering wall.
THE SOFT FLOORING DOES NOT MAKE THE CLIMBING ANY SAFER.
Brokenand sprained limbs are common on this type of climbing wall despite the soft landing.
Uncontrolled falls are likely toresult in injuries to yourself or others.
Climbing beyond your capabilities
is likely to result in a fall. Any fall may result in an injury despite the safety systems inplace to prevent it. You must make
your own assessment of the risks
whenever you climb.
Duty of Care
- The rules
of the climbing centre are
and if you are not prepared to abide by them thenthe staff must politely ask you to leave. You also have a duty of care to act responsibly towards the other users of thecentre.
Loss of Personal Property
None of the climbing centre named above accept responsibility for any loss of or damage
to customer’s personal property. Lockers may be provided for
customer’s convenience but they are not secure. No
valuables should be left unattended.
Under 16’s must be
actively supervised by a parent/ guardian for the duration of the event who has completed theirown over 18
s temporary registration form (even if not climbing themselves).
You must exercise care, common sense and self preservation at all times.
Be aware of the other climbers around you and how your actions will affect them.
Stand well back from the climbing walls unless you are spotting a climber. Never climb directly above or belowanother climber.
When bouldering, we strongly recommend descending by down climbing, jumping or at least a controlled fall.
Keep the mats free of objects and obstructions (bags, clothing, bottles, etc.)
To be filled out by parent/guardian for childrenunder 16:
Name of parent/guardian:Relationship to junior:Contact phone #:Name of Junior: Male / FemalePhone: Date of birth:
Please write ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ in the space provided below and sign
and date the declaration form:
Do you agree to remain within visual contact and actively supervise the child named above while they are in thecentre?Do you understand the restrictions of this Temporary Registration?Have you read and understood the Conditions of each host climbing centre?