Indoor climbing does involve risk. But when practiced correctly, indoor climbing is a very safe sport. In fact, the popularity of the sport seems to be its biggest problem. The most common cause of injury is overuse, mostly in the fingers and hands.
Safety is our # 1 priority at Planet Granite. Your safety is entirely in your own hands when climbing, so we emphasize personal responsibility and proper training.
For insurance purposes we need you to sign a liability waiver. An adult waiver can be picked up at any Planet Granite.
Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification). Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child's waiver.
All climbers have to pass a belay test with us. The best way to do that is to take our belay lesson, offered twice a day during the week and numerous times on weekends.
All climbers must adhere to the detailed gym safety rules posted at each gym.
Lead climbing and lead belaying require a separate lead test.