Regulations and Guidelines for Climbing Wall
Indoor Climbing Wall K2 Žilina
When entering the climbing wall for the first time, it is necessary to fill in and sign the registration form. After signing, you will receive a membership card, which you will use to prove each time you enter. Climbers under the age of 18 must sign the form with a legal representative. Each visitor must be acquainted with the Regulation Rules.
Responsibilities for Visitors - Basic Rules
1.1 Every visitor and user of Climbing Wall K2 Zilina is required to read the Regulations and Guidelines carefully, take note of it and be required to adhere to it.
1.2 Every visitor (including a non-climbing person) when first entering must complet and sign the Registration form. Minors, those under the age of 18, must have this completed by a parent or guardian. With signature You confirm that you are familiar with all Regulations and Safety Rules on Climbing wall and bouldering wall. After you will receive a membership card, which you will show with each additional entry. Membership card is not transferable.
1.3 Violation of rules may result to in a visitor’s return from the wall, without the right to a refund. In repeated violations of regulations, the perpetrator may receive a permanent ban on entering the climbing wall building; in that case, the holders of season tickets and entry permits will be removed without the right to a refund.
1.4 When entering a climbing wall or a boulder, a visitor buys a ticket or a permanent ticket.
1.5 Visitors and climbers are obliged to follow the instructions of supervisors, instructors and manager of the wall.
1.6 Upon arrival to the building, the visitor is obliged to change clothes to sportswear (in dressing room) and then enter the climbing wall itself.
1.7 Climbing barefoot, in vibrams, slippers or socks are forbidden for safety and hygiene reasons. Only climbing shoes, socker footballboots with points removed and clean sneakers are allowed.
1.8 Visitors are obligated not to pollute the climbing wall, toilets, dressing romms as well as the surroundings of the object.
1.9 Visitors are obliged to use the safety and protective devices and devices properly and not arbitrarily to change them. (See 2. Safety for more.)
1.10 Visitors are obliged to act in such a way as to enable others to fulfill their obligations to ensure safety and health.
1.11 Visitors are obliged to notify the employee without delay of the walls, the deficiencies that could endanger their safety or health, particularly the imminent and serious threat to life or health and, if possible, to participate in their removal.
1.12 In case of an accident, the visitor is obliged to report an injury to the employee on the wall.
1.13 Persons under the influence of alcohol, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are forbiden to entry the climbing area, as well as the ban on drinking alcohol in sport premises, are prohibited.
1.14 i forbiden to SMOKE or MANIPULATE WITH FIRE in the building.
1.15 It is forbiden to disassemble any parts of the constraction of the wall or other parts (holds, anchors…).
1.16 Children under the age of 12 may only move around the building in the presence of an adult or instructor. The movement of children in the fall zone is particularly dangerous and therefore prohibited. Fall Zone means a space of 2 meters from the climbing profiles and the entire space under overhanged profiles. The whole bouldering area is considered a fall zone.
1.17 Participants in organized climbing activities (climbing courses) who are not 18 years old are required to provide the instructor with a statement by the legal representative that they agree to perform sports activities in climbing areas.
1.18 Do not leave unforgettable things unattended. Instructor or supervisor is not responsible for their loss.
2.1 CLIMBING FOR OWN RESPONSIBILITONLY!
Every user is aware that climbing on the artificial wall is associated with risks that the operator – even with all the regulations complied – is unable to eliminate. Mutual consideration is important. Using the climbing wall requires full concentration when climbing and belaying.
Informations specified in the Regulations can not replace training and practice. Passing the course of belying for beginners is your own responsibility.
2.2 If a staff member considers that a new visitor (s) is not able for a activity connected with indoor climbing, a staff member is entitled, in the interests of visitor´s own safety and the safety of others, to prohibit sport activities in the facility until he / she has acquired the necessary skills.
In the climbing center, only persons suitably trained and experienced in the field of climbing, belaying techniques and rope handling can climb alone.
2.3 Only climbing equipment may be used for this sport (marked CE).
2.4 Climber and belayer must check each other before each climbing.(Figure 8 knot, harness, ATC for belaying)
2.6 The rope must be at least 40 meters long.
2.7 The belayer must stand in the immediate proximity (1-2 meters) from the start of the climbing line. A visibly lighter belaye must be clipped into the floor anchor.
2.8 Belaying in sitting position is forbiden.
2.9 First climber must clip every anchor in the route.
2.10 It is forbiden to leave the rope hanging in climbing route and block acces for another climbers.
2.11 You can clip quickdraws in one and the same climbing line only.
2.12 Only one rope throught one quickdraw/ anchor!
2.13 Using your own quickdraws is forbiden.
2.14 Making stands on the wall is forbiden.
2.15 Do not use anchors without carabiners or quickdraws.
2.16 Fast running down is forbiden in general. Belayer is responsible for the safety of the climber as well as third parties, that could be compromised by an incorrect run down.
2.17 If there is another climber in climbing lines, no one else should climb in it (no matter if it´s top-rope or first climber).
2.18 Roping possible with supervisor´s agreement only!
2.19 Climbing without rope is forbiden! Traversing (bouldering) is allowed maximum with feet at a height of 0.5 meters. The rule – a climbing climber always takes precedence over a climber without a rope. (Does not apply on Bouldering wall.)
2.20 All users are aware that holds and foothholds can turn or, in the extreme case break. Users take all responsibility for the injuries associated with this item.
2.21 We recommend to protect yourself with helmet whet rope climbing.
2.22 When staying in climbing wall, avoid the fall zone. Fall zone represents entire projection of the overhanging profiles and the space at a distance of 2 m from the onset of the perpendicular and slightly overhanging profiles.
2.23 Using cell phones, headphones or other distraction devices are forbiden while climbing or belaying.
2.24 Climbing is allowed to person in good health condition only.
Rules for top-rope climbing
3.1 In principle, it is possible to climb top-rope only in places designated for it. Knots and carabiners on these ropes must not be untie and take off.
3.2 In case of a small wall load, it is possible to climb top-rope under the conditions: Due to the threat of a pendulum, it is only possible to climb on the rope, which is snap on in all anchors that lead to the last carabiner.
3.3 The belayer must hold the rope properly tensioned.
3.4 Belaying with “half-sail” knot is forbiden.
Rules for Bouldering wall
4.1 Do not enter on bouldering wall barefoot or non-climbing shoes for hygienic reasons. It´s allowed to use climbing shoes, hallshoes or footballshoes with spikes removed.
4.2 Do not bring sharp tools, drinks in glasses or non-closed bootles.
4.3 Do not leave anything in the fall zone. E.g. Bottles, brushes, shoes, harnesses… There is a risk to cause an injure when falling.
4.4 Do not climb in harnesses on.
4.5 Do not stay in fall zone under climbing persons.
4.6 It´s forbiden to climb up on the patio or jump from it.
5.1. Every visitor is responsible for good condition of his climbing equipement.(tests UIAA etc.)
5.2. If a staff member detects deficiencies on the visitor’s equipment, he has the right to alert him / her and ask for replacement of the equipment.
5.3. When there are deficiencies on the wall (clutches, catches, carbines, ropes), climbers are required to report this immediately to the wall supervisor.
5.4. For damages caused to persons due to violation of the regulations, incorrect technique of belayingor handling of the rope, poor equipment, inattention, failure to respect other climbers etc., and damage to things, as well as for personal things, the operator of the wall does not take responsibility. Whoever causes harm or harm to others must bear the consequences himself. The climbing wall as a climbing operator does not take any responsibility in this case.
Groups and courses
6.1 The leader of the group, as the most experienced climber, is responsible for the members of his group.
6.2 Employees of the Center have the right to request from the Group Leader a certificate of competence to perform the activity.
6.4 Climbing courses can be lead by properly trained and certificated persons and they have been approved by wall staff. Eligibility to perform this activity must be substantiated by valid certificate.
7.1 Available according to the current opening hours. There may be cases when it is necessery to close part of the wall or all (building climbing lines, inspections, races, events, etc.). Such exceptional cases will be announced in advance on the website.
Name: Lezecká stena K2 Žilina (Indoor Climbing Wall K2 Žilina)
Manager: Ing. Marek Repčík