Walltopia Climbing & Fitness offers artificial climbing walls where the risk of injuries or trauma is at its minimum. However, climbing is a dangerous activity that poses risks including the risk of serious injuries (broken bones, bruises, wounds, ligaments tearing) as a result of slipping, tripping, falling, swinging on a rope, contact with the facility features and gear, observer or another participant in the sport activities. Following the listed instructions is highly important for maintaining a safe climbing environment and keeping those risks at a minimum.
Climbers and all other users of the climbing center shall:
• Not use the climbing facilities if a medical person has indicated the climibing activities to not be suitable for them or if they have the least doubt that they are in the right physical and mental condition (e.g. if they have been using specific drugs, intoxicants or alcohol).
• Be aware of and not overestimate their climbing skills, knowledge and experience as this might lead to injuries or trauma. Uncontrolled falls often result in injuries.
• Manage the risk level that their behaviour poses on themselves and others around.
• Consult a staff member every time they don’t know or are in doubt about a given situation. Notify the staff members for any problem or issue connected to the climbing walls, climbing gear or if they notice inappropriate or risky behavior by another visitor or staff member.
• Have respect for the other visitors and do not pose threats and unwanted risks.
• Not disturb or distract other visitors or staff members.
• Not climb or stay in the safety zone located right underneath or next to another climber.
• Not climb when there is another visitor in the safety zone right next to them or under the route they have chosen.
• When climbing on the rope walls, visitors shall tie the rope directly to their harness as per the harness manufacturer’s recommendation with a correct and tight knot. If in the least of doubt, contact a staff member and ask for assistance.
• Stay away from the climbing areas when not climbing or belaying.
• Follow all instructions, including spoken ones by the staff members and all information and alert signs throughout the facility.
Boulder climbing is climbing on walls with a maximum height of 3.5 m without a rope and every fall means fall to the ground. The climbers’ safety is ensured with energy absorbing flooring (bouldering mats) along with the climbers’ skill to fall safely. In case you are in doubt about how to use the bouldering area, refer to a staff member.
Top Rope Climbing
The routes that are designated for top rope climbing have the ropes set up. Do not try to relocate or take them down. Use the most appropriate rope for the climbing route you have chosen – look at the last hold and tie to the rope that has a top anchor closest to the last holds.If in doubt, refer to a staff member for help.
Use a dynamic climbing rope for lead climbing. Make sure the rope is in proper condition before you start climbing. Clip the rope to every single quickdraw on the route. Do not overpass a quickdraw without clipping in. The draws are to be replaced or taken down only by the staff members. If you have any questions, refer to a staff member.
Climbing on Autobelay Devices
Before using the autobelay, make sure your harness is correctly fitted and tightened. Different types of harnesses require different safety checks. This is not a complete guide to checking your harness. You are responsible for being familiar with your harness and how it should be worn. If in the least of doubt, refer to a staff member for help. Check if the autobelay carabiner is safely connected to the belay loop of your harness and make sure the carabiner is locked. Ensure that no clothing, webbing or other objects are obstructing the gate or latch. Double check your carabiner is attached to the proper point on your harness before you start climbing. Before descent make sure there are no visitors underneath. Always descend feet first, using feet to fend off obstacles and prepare for landing. If the autobelay does not retract the rope, immediately stop climbing and ask for help.
The safety rules of the climbing center do not mean to restrict the fun of climbing. They are a part of our responsibility to ensure a safe environment for all visitors. The rules are not open to objections and if a visitor is not ready to follow them will be asked to stop using the facility and leave the premises. In case a climber or another visitor does no follow the safety rules, including the spoken requirements by the staff members, the staff members have the right to ask the visitor to leave and/or suspend their membership and access to the facility.
Every climber and visitor has the obligation and responsibility to not pose excessive risk for themselves and others. If a visitor is not familiar with the facility or the gear, it is their obligation to ask the staff members of the climbing center for help and assistance.