Supervision Rules Changes
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PLEASE NOTE: Standard supervision rules apply:
- Unregistered climbers must be closely supervised at all times by a registered Adult member of The Reach
- the supervising member must remain on the ground at all times*
- an Adult member may supervise no more than 2 people
- 'One on the wall' for bouldering - if you have two guests, only one may be on the bouldering wall at a time.
*NOTE: You can call us to pre-book an instructor to supervise your 7-17 year old for 2 hours (either 10.30am-12.30pm, or 12.30pm-2.30pm), so that you are able to climb during that time. Limited availability – first come, first served. Call us on 020 8855 9598 to arrange this – do NOT book your places online!
From Saturday 1 July we are implementing new supervision rules, in order to keep up with the latest best practice in the climbing industry. See the poster below for details.
The key changes are:
- The supervising member must remain on the ground - i.e. you may NOT climb or boulder while supervising a guest or guests.
- Guest climbers must not belay, unless their supervising member is backing up the dead rope. So if you want to teach a guest to belay, you must come with a third person to be the climber.
- One on the wall for bouldering - if you have two guests, only one may be on the bouldering wall at a time.
- We have defined exactly what we mean by 'close supervision' - please read this carefully.
You will need to complete new supervision forms from 1 July, so please allow extra time for this.
Sunday 12 March 2017, 4pm
in the Blocfit Studio at The Reach
Follow Pete's journey from growing up in the Peak District to becoming (last November) the first person to make a one day, all-free solo of the 1,000m El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Stories revolve around ridiculous training regimes, tales of big wall toilets and a climber's attempt to step out of the comfort zone...
Tickets: £10 each (purchased for cash at reception, or online at http://blocfit.co.uk/pete-whittaker-lecture/)