Climbing Wall Safety Policies

Bouldering on the bouldering wall and below the ___(1)_______ of the top-rope wall can be done _______2_________ the REC is open. _______3________ may go above the “bouldering line” of the ________4_______ wall while bouldering. ______5____ can be done during the posted rope climbing hours while there is a _____6_______ present.

During roped climbing hours, bouldering can occur, but individuals bouldering must _7_ to roped climbers. During high use rope climbing, when all routes are in use, bouldering may be stopped temporarily.

1) bouldering line2)any-time3) No body parts4)top-rope5)rope climbing6) climbing wall staff present7) yield
All climbers entering the wall area during roped climbing hours will be required to fill out ____1____. The patron will be entered into ____2____.

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Each time the patron visits the wall during roped climbing, they are required to _____3_______ to be ____4______.

1) Notification or Risk/Waiver; a policies form; and a personal information form.2) wall database3)check in at the desk4) logged into the database
All climbers must present a ___1____ to gain access to the climbing wall during ____2_____. _____3_____ are allowed within the ____4_____. All spectators and those waiting to climb must stay in the __5_______.

1) photo ID2)Rope climbing hours3)Climbers, belayers, and wall staff4) fall zone5) safe zone
Anyone under the age of ___1___ msut be accompanied by an adult to ___2____ on the wall. Participants age 16 and older, who take and pass the ___3___ will be given ____4___ status. These individuals must have a ___5___ who is a probationary belayer or a belayer. Probationary belayers must belay for five separate sessions within ____6___ after their class and then take the belay test. If the probationary belayer does no do this, then their belay status will be changed to ___7__ and they will have to take the class over again.
1) 162)boulder or climb3)Introductino to Gym Climbing Class (belay class)4) Probationary belayer status5)backup belayer6)a month and a half7) climber
___1___ must pass a ____2____ to belay other climbers. Once this is accomplished the individual will become a ___3___ and this status will be added to the ____4____.

1) Climbers2)belay proficiency test3)WVU Climbing Wall “Belayer”4)Computer database
Anyone climbing above the __1___ must ____2____. All climbers must use provided ____3____, __, __, and ___ but may use their own ___4___ and ___. Shoes must be worn at all times while climbing.
1)bouldering line2) wear a harness, be attached to a rope and belayed through a gri-gri.

3) ropes, belay devices, carabiners, and other hardware.4)harness and helmet

Roped climbers must stay ___1___ ( ask wall staff to define the proper areas) while climbing due to the ___2____ caused by climbing ___3____.
1)On route2)dangerous swing factor3)off route
belayers must belay from their ___1___ not the ___2___. Belayers are required to use ___3____ unless they are belaying ___4____.
1)harness2) floor anchor3)floor anchor4) small children
Helmets are required for all ___1____, ___, and ____ while they are rope climbing and belaying, but ___2___ may choose whether or not to wear helmets.
1)try climbers, climbers, and probationary belayers2)belayers
All ____1___ and ___2___ damage must be reported to __3___ immediately.
1) accidents2) equipment3) wall staff
Inform other climbs of any situation seen as ___1__ or ____2___. All climbers are asked to ____3___ and ____4____ other climbers.

1) unsafe2) not in accordance with the Safety Policies.3) assist4) encourage
Participants found to be climbing or belaying in an unsafe manner will first be ___1____ about appropriate techniques and procedures. If continued abuse occurs, participants will be asked to retake the ___2____. If inappropriate climbing techniques persist, privleged will be suspended or revoked. Any infraction of any policy can result in immediate suspension of climbing wall privleges.
1) counseled2)safety and skills test
Who calls first climber or belayer?
climber—“on belay” & “climbing”
Climber should not begin until hearing what signal?
“climb on”
what is called by climber to direct belayer to eliminate slack?
“up-rope”
what is called by climber to loosen the belay
“slack”
what is the warning called by climber to take up slack and brack for a possible fall?
“tension”
What is called by the climber when he/she is ready to be lowered?
“ready to lower”
What is called by the belayer to indicate he/she is beginning to lower the climber?
“lowering”
What is called by climber to indicate they are no longer climbing?
“off belay”
What is called by belayer to indicate they are no longer responsible for climber?
“belay off”