All Bouldering Wall sessions are run by volunteer supervisors who give their time so everyone gets to climb. Remember to respect and listen to them so they can keep you safe.
New to climbing? Come see a supervisor to get all the basics and safety tips to get you started.
Food & drink
If you spill food or drink on the mats you will have to clean the whole Youth HUB with a toothbrush (or maybe just don’t eat or drink on the mats).
Kids under 12
Kids under 12 years need to have a parent or carer (like a teacher) there the whole session. They might even want to get climbing too!
If you’re at the Wall to watch some mates or a child under 12, remember that you need to follow safety guidelines as well. Keep an eye out and respect the space.
Alcohol & Drugs
The Hub is an alcohol, drug & smoke free zone. If you’re under the influence, climbing is unsafe for you and other climbers.
Positive language & attitude
The Wall is a place to support other climbers – it’s not about ego or judgement of other climbers.
The Wall is used by people of all ages and backgrounds, so it’s good to keep things positive. Watch what you say, especially any colourful language (there might be kids around).
Remember – it’s always nice to get a shout-out when you’ve mastered a climb!
Safe climb guidelines
Free Fall Zone
If you’re climbing, you need to work within the Free Fall Zone. That means you’re not climbing above or below anyone else.
When you fall, you’re always going to want to land on a mat, not the concrete. However, mats are not foolproof. Don’t rely on them and try not to use them if you don’t need to.
Using the space
Once you’ve finished your section, move on and let others access the Wall. Jumping, playing and wrestling can be fun, but the Wall isn’t the place for it. Here, we climb.
Problems with the Wall
Please let us know if you notice anything not right on the Wall – like the holds starting to spin or moving. We’ll want to get them fixed straight away.
If you’ve got some, they make a huge difference to how well you climb and they also protect the Wall and the mats.
You can also hire shoes for your session for only $2.00.
Boots or shoes that mark the wall aren’t allowed. Not sure if yours are ok? Talk to a volunteer supervisor.
Work within your limits
Always warm up properly before climbing anything you find challenging – your volunteer supervisor can always give you some tips.
Stop climbing if you feel pain – you can push your limits, but you don’t want to hurt yourself!