SUPERVISING GUESTS

Novice adults and young climbers under 18

Anyone can climb at Highball, but only climbers of suitable experience and age can climb without supervision.

Novice adults and young climbers (Under 18*) must be closely supervised when in the centre. Supervision can be provided by a trained member of the Highball Team on a pre-booked climbing session, or a suitably experienced adult* who has completed their individual registration - see below.

*A suitably experienced adult is a person aged 18+ who regards themselves as a competent climber and/or boulderer i.e. has gained, through formal training or personal experience, the appropriate knowledge to climb safely without supervision. Junior Climbers (under 18's) are NOT permitted to supervise anyone, regardless of their experience.

'Competent Adults' can bring along guests of any age, as long as they supervise them closely and in line without Supervising Guests - Best Practice and the terms below:

Juniors under 8

Must be supervised on a 1:1 basis.

Juniors age 8+

An adult who has completed suitable registration can supervise up to 2 guests if ages 8+. Only one supervised climber is to be actually climbing at any one time.

Novice adults

(Beginners/Inexperienced)

An adult who has completed suitable registration can supervise up to 2 guests. Only one supervised climber is to be actually climbing at any one time.

• Supervision of guests is a privilege, not a right
• Our staff will approach anyone they feel re not supervising their guest/s accordingly. We will do this politely, and expect our customers to respond accordingly i.e. start supervising properly
• If we have to approach you regularly we may review your supervision only allowing you to supervise one guest, or remove the privilege altogether

Pre-registration

If you are a competent climber or boulderer and would like to bring a guest, you and your guests can complete the first part of your registration, Your Profile, online. You will then complete registration at reception on your first visit.