The climbing wall at Inverurie Community Campus

Inverurie Bouldering Wall Rules and Conditions for Public Use

Inverurie Bouldering Wall Rules and Conditions for Public Use

Inverurie Bouldering Wall Rules and Conditions for Public Use

Inverurie Bouldering Wall Rules and Conditions for Public Use

Inverurie Bouldering Wall Rules and Conditions for Public Use
Inverurie Bouldering Wall Rules and Conditions for Public Use

Inverurie Community Campus Bouldering Wall Rules and Conditions

“Mountaineering Scotland recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.”

Although the Bouldering Wall is an artificial environment, there are risks involved. There is a risk that holds can spin or break, and climbers may fall from height due to user error.

The soft flooring under the wall is designed to provide a more comfortable landing for users falling or jumping from height, however this is not designed to be used as a crash mat from a high height. Climbers should descend in a controlled manner and not jump from above halfway. Practice in controlled landings is essential.


Broken and sprained limbs are common on this type of wall despite the softer landing. Uncontrolled falls are likely to result in injuries to yourself or others.

Climbing beyond your capabilities on any wall is likely to result in a fall. Any fall may result in an injury despite the safety systems in place to avoid it. You must make your own assessment of the risks whenever you climb.

Our Duty of Care

The rules of the bouldering wall set out below are not intended to limit your enjoyment of the facility. They are part of the duty of care that we, as operators, owe to you, the customer, by law. As such they are not negotiable and if you are not prepared to abide by them then the staff must politely ask you to leave.

Your Duty of Care

You also have a duty of care to act responsibly towards the other users of the centre. Statements of “Good Practice” are posted around the centre adjacent to the relevant facilities. These describe the accepted methods of use and how customers would normally be expected to behave towards each other.

Unsupervised Bouldering (Un-roped Climbing)

Before you climb without supervision Inverurie Bouldering Wall expects you to be competent in the use of the bouldering wall, meaning you are able to ascend and descend the wall safely and understand the principles and etiquette of the activity. You are required to register to say that you know how to use the wall, that you are prepared to abide by the rules below and that you understand the risks involved in your participation.

Anyone who has not registered, is classed as a novice and must not climb without supervision.

Unsupervised Use

Staff will provide whatever help and advice they can, but instruction in the use of equipment or climbing techniques will only be provided where it has been booked and paid for in advance. If you are not confident in the use of any climbing equipment or techniques then do not attempt to use it without the supervision of someone who is competent to do so.

Supervised Use

An adult who has registered at Inverurie Bouldering Wall may supervise up to two junior climbers if they are prepared to take full responsibility for the safety of those people. Groups of two or more novices must only be supervised by a member of staff or as part of a group or Club Hire.


All children under the age of 14 at the wall must be supervised by a competent adult. All children aged 14-17 may come unsupervised once they have completed a supervised climb and signed the parental waiver. A competency note will then be placed on their account for future use for Inverurie Bouldering Wall only.

Rules of Inverurie Bouldering Wall:

General Safety

  • Sign in at reception on each visit before you climb.
  • Exercise care, common sense and awareness to safety at all times.
    Report any problems to a member of staff immediately, spinning holds, Moon Board issues, poor user behaviour etc.
  • Be aware of the other users around you and how your actions will affect them.
  • Keep all objects clear of the landing area. Bottles, chalk bags and personal items should be kept at the edge of the mat or on the gym floor, off the landing mats.


  • Never climb directly above or below another climber.
  • Descend in a controlled manner. Do not jump from the top of the wall, descend at least half way down before jumping.

First Aid

Where there is a requirement for first aid please contact reception. All injuries, accidents, incidents and near misses should be reported to reception.


When the fire alarm goes off, make your way out of the building by the nearest fire exits and make your way to the assembly point at the far side of the car park.

Safety Video

Please watch the following safety video on YouTube: ABC Bouldering Safety Video

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