Climbing Center

New User

Participant Information

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Terms and Conditions

The mission of the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Climbing Center is to provide a unique educational opportunity for all who wish to participate in the activity of rock climbing. Rock climbing can be enjoyed in an educational/recreational setting with reduced risks by understanding & adhering to the following:

  • I understand that there are certain medical conditions that may increase my risk to safely participate in the activity of rock climbing and that they may directly affect my safety and the safety of other participants. I agree to consult with a physician before becoming involved in this activity if I am unsure about my ability to participate.
  • I have read the Climbing Center Rules as well as all posted signs & warnings and/or will review them upon my first visit to the Climbing Center. I agree to adhere to the rules as well as all instructions and recommendations of the supervisory staff. I understand there are additional requirements that I must meet if I wish to belay.
  • I understand that I am responsible for using all equipment according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • I agree to seek qualified instruction if I am unfamiliar with any aspect of climbing.
  • I understand that participants under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet at all times while on the wall and carpeted area. I understand that as a participant over the age of 18 I may climb without a helmet. I understand that a helmet is available to me at no cost and that climbing without a helmet will significantly increases my risk for serious injuries including paralysis and death. If I choose to climb without a helmet, I do so at my own risk and against the recommendation of GVSU.
  • Climbing is dangerous. I hereby acknowledge and assume the inherent risks involved in indoor rock climbing. These risks might include personal injury or possibly death resulting from my personal health/physical limitations known and unknown, malfunction or misuse of equipment, failure to adhere to proper climbing procedures, failure to acknowledge personal skill levels, decision making, or accidents.
  • GVSU is providing facilities, equipment, educational training and supervision to those who wish to participate in indoor rock climbing. For and in consideration of the opportunity to engage in this activity at the GVSU Climbing Center, I release, acquit, and discharge forever on behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns and personal representatives, GVSU, its agents, officers, employees, successors, volunteers, and representatives from any and all liability, claims, or causes of action that result from my participation with the GVSU Climbing Center's indoor rock climbing facility.
  • I understand that I may not use the GVSU Climbing facility until I have been deemed qualified to do so by the GVSU Climbing Center staff. I certify that I am a legally competent adult 18 years of age or older and have read this paragraph releasing Grand Valley State University, its' agents, officers, employees, successors, volunteers, and representatives from liability, and I understand and voluntarily sign this form.
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A waiver must be completed by the minor participant's PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN. Completion by an older relative, a friend's parent, or group chaperone cannot be accepted. Please provide their email address where they will receive a link to complete the waiver.