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General Climbing Etiquette

  • Pay attention when walking at Devil’s Lake.  It is exceptionally easy to trip yourself up here and the rocks are slippery.  Walking is the most dangerous part of the day!

  • Use good judgement.  This is very important!  Since no ropes are being used, you, as the climber, have your own fate in your hands.

  • It is your responsibility to make sound decisions. Think about things before you do them.

 

Climbing

  • Don’t climb higher than you are comfortable falling.

  • Check out your route before you begin.

  • Don’t flail your arms or kick your legs when you fall.

  • Communicate with your spotter about their duties.

Spotting

  • Spotting is a hands on activity.

  • If someone is falling cleanly, don’t over­spot.

  • A spotter can be used to keep a climber away from an unsafe object, such as a rock.

  • Try to pad the landing, and if your climber falls, try to guide them on to the pad.

  • Set up your landing to be as flat and safe as possible.

  • Look for potential dangers and try to protect your climber from them.

  • If using more than one pad and they are next to each other make sure there are no gaps in them.

ALSO REMEMBER­ ….

Don’t destroy plant life.

Pick up garbage, even if it’s not yours.

Absolutely do not deface the rocks or trees… or anything for that matter.

If you “tick” a hold make sure to erase it when you are done.

Make sure to have fun!

There are just some Bouldering Safety Tips

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