Safety rules auto belay climbing - Mountain Network

Safety rules auto belay climbing

HERE YOU WILL FIND ALL SAFETY RULES THAT APPLY FOR AUTO BELAY CLIMBING


At this moment auto belay climbing is only possible in Mountain Network Heerenveen. 

The following safety rules must be followed at all times, to ensure your safe usage of the auto-belay. A climbing proficiency certificate or a certificate for the auto belay is always mandatory.

Safety Rules

  • Harness correctly tightened. 
    Is the hip belt well above the hip and are the leg loops tightened? Check that all buckles are re-inserted.
  • Carabiner on binding loop
    The binding loop (also called belay loop) is the only place where the carabiner of the auto belay needs to be clipped in. Have you clipped  in the carabiner in the right place?
  • Partner check with another climber
    Let another climber check to see if your harness is correctly tightened and if you are clipped in on the auto belay. Partner checking is mandatory with every ascend!
  • No one in your descend zone when descaling the wall
    Check to see if your descend zone at the start of the route is free.

Age restrictions

Children 0 up to and including 4 years: 

  • Auto belay climbing is not possible

Children 5 up to and including 13 years: 

  • Auto belay climbing is possible under the direct supervision of parent/guardian with a climbing proficiency certificate or a certificate for the auto belay.

Children 14 up to and including 17 years: 

  • Auto belay climbing is possible, if the climber has a climbing proficiency certificate or a certificate for the auto belay. Permission from a parent/guardian is mandatory.

18 years and up:

  • Auto belay climbing is possible, if the climber possesses a climbing proficiency certificate or a certificate for the auto belay.