****Safety Warnings and Disclaimers****

Great care, consideration, and testing has gone into creating Adapted Rock Climbing Gloves. But due to the potential safety risks inherent to Rock Climbing and Bouldering, please read the following disclaimers and warnings. Proceeding through this website signifies acknowledgement of disclaimers below.   

Warning Disclaimer- http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/disclaimer-copy_right.html and adapted from https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=39131

Technical rock climbing is inherently dangerous. Our products are for rock climbing, bouldering and mountaineering only. Any person using our gear in any manner is personally responsible for learning the proper techniques and good judgment. We strongly recommend that every climber seek instruction by a qualified professional. You are responsible for knowing and respecting our products capabilities and limitations. Always know the maintenance and use history of your equipment and destroy retired gear to prevent future use. The use of secondhand equipment is strongly discouraged. You are responsible for your own actions and decisions. Failure to follow these warnings can result in severe injury or death.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY and RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Please note: the adult over the age of 18 years who is agreeing to this waiver is agreeing for themselves AND any minor children for whom they are responsible.

WARNING: There are significant elements of risk in any adventure, sport or activity associated with a ‘climbing gym’, climbing wall, bouldering area, weight and fitness training regimens, and equipment, (referred to herein as ‘activity’). Although we have taken reasonable steps to provide you with appropriate equipment and/or skilled instructors so you can enjoy an activity for which you may not be skilled, we wish to remind you this activity is not without risk. Certain risks cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of the activity can be causes of loss or damage to your equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. We do not want to frighten you or reduce your enthusiasm for this activity, but we do think it is important for you to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS: I acknowledge that the following describes some, but not all of the risks: 1) Slips, trips, falls or painful crashes while using the facilities or equipment, climbing walls, bouldering areas, landing pits, work out areas, floors below climbing areas, bathroom facilities or stairs; 2) Risk associated with crossing, climbing, or down climbing; 3) Misuse of equipment or facilities, or failure of equipment; 4) My/our physical strength, coordination, sense of balance, and ability to follow or give directions while climbing, belaying, or working out; 5) Fatigue, chill and/or dizziness, which may diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of accident; 6) Abrasion from or entanglement with ropes or equipment; and 7) The presence, actions or falls of other participants.

I understand the description of these risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness or death.

EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY: In recognition of the inherent risks of the activity, which I and any minor children for which I am responsible, will engage in, I confirm that I am (we are) physically and mentally capable of participating in the activity and/or using equipment. I/We participate willingly and voluntarily and I assume full responsibility for damage to or loss of my/our personal property. I also assume risk for accidents or injury caused by the negligence of the terms ‘Unroped Climbing’ (a.k.a.: ‘Bouldering”, ‘Top Rope Climbing’, ‘Lead Climbing’ and ‘Autobelay’s’ and understand the differences between the activities.

I assume the risk(s) of personal injury, accidents and/or illness, including but not limited to; sprains, torn muscles and/or ligaments, fractured or broken bones, eye damage; cuts, wounds, scrapes, abrasions, and/or contusions, dehydration, oxygen shortage (anoxia), exposure and/or altitude sickness, head, neck, and/or spinal injuries, insect bite or allergic reaction, shock, paralysis, and/or death.

COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH: I recognize that you, as provider of services, will operate under a covenant of good faith and fair dealing, but that you may find it necessary to refuse or terminate the participation of any person you judge to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in the activity. I accept your right to take such actions for the safety of myself and/or other participants.

RELEASE:

In consideration of services or property provided, I, for myself and any minor children for which I am parent, guardian or otherwise responsible, any heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release: Gabriel Gibbons, it’s principals, directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers, and each and every land owner, municipal and/or governmental agency upon whose property an activity is conducted, from all liability and waive any claim for damage arising from any cause whatsoever (except that which is the result of gross negligence).

I have read and understood the foregoing acknowledgement of risk, assumption of risk and responsibility, and release of liability. I understand that by agreeing to this statement I may be waiving valuable legal rights.

“Bouldering” All participants are expected to be able to fall and/ or land properly and “spot” their bouldering partner. If any participant wants or needs help, they may ask a staff member to show them.

All participants whose feet are 5 feet or higher above the ground must be belayed except in designated bouldering areas where they must be spotted. It is the responsibility of the participant to choose a safe partner for belaying or spotting. Also, the participants must be aware not to climb below or across the path of another participant.


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