Safety

Welcome to Neoliet! Proper preparation before climbing prevents accidents and injuries.

Climbing is a sport with risks

  • Realize that like any sport, you have risks of injury and that a fall from height can cause (very serious) injury to you or someone else.
  • Safe climbing is a team effort. You are responsible for your own safety, but often for someone else's safety too.
  • The right skills and good health are required.

Always report to the front desk upon entry
Coming for the first time? Register and sign the waiver on the tablet. Follow the staff's instructions and read the house rules. You agree to these and are expected to follow them when you visit us.

No or too little experience in sports?
Visitors with no or insufficient skills will receive instruction and guidance from an instructor. This must be booked in advance. During an instruction the proper knowledge and responsibility will be transferred to you. Having doubts or questions about your skills? We are here for you.

Always follow the safety instruction
When exercising independently (you need at least an ITC license), there is no guidance and/or supervision and you are expected to be able to safely practice climbing entirely on your own. You are responsible for your own actions and (the use of) materials. Watch the safety videos.

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Safety

Safety

Welcome to Neoliet! Proper preparation before climbing prevents accidents and injuries.

Climbing is a sport with risks

Realize that like any sport, you have risks of injury and that a fall from height can cause (serious) injury to you or someone else.

Safe bouldering is something we do together. You are responsible for your own safety, but often for someone else's as well.

The right skills and good health are required.

Always report to the front desk upon entry
Coming for the first time? Register and sign the waiver on the tablet. Follow the staff's instructions and read the house rules. You agree to these and are expected to follow them when you visit us.

No or too little experience in sports?
Visitors with no or insufficient skills will receive instruction and guidance from an instructor. This must be booked in advance. During an instruction, the proper knowledge and responsibility will be transferred to you. Do you have doubts or questions about your skills? We are here for you.

Always follow the safety instruction
When exercising independently (you need at least an ITC license), there is no guidance and/or supervision and you are expected to be able to safely practice climbing entirely on your own. You are responsible for your own actions and (the use of) materials. Watch the safety videos.

Toprope
climb

Check if you have the right skills and age as well as which walls you may toprope climb.

Tie in indirectly with safebiner

  • Tie in with a multiple secured karabiner in the pre-tied loop of the rope
  • Use the binding loop to tie in
  • Close the carabiner
  • Do not remove pre-knotted knots
  • Do not tie (unnecessary) knots in the rope

Partner check Toprope climbing
The Partner Check is done with the eyes and hands. Examine the entire rope chain. Performing the Partner Check is mandatory.

Step-by-step

  1. Check that the harnesses are properly in place, a good fit and closed
  2. Check that the binding is in the right place
  3. Check that the carabiner is placed through the belaying loop and fully closed
  4. Check the function of the belay device and that it is properly installed through the carabiner
  5. Make sure you are on the same rope and check the rope progression

Check? Check!

Keep attention

  • Make sure there are no loops in the rope
  • Your weight must be sufficient to belay your climbing partner
  • Use your equipment according to the instructions.

At least one hand on the brake rope

  • It is not allowed to belay yourself while climbing
  • belaying may be done only with an approved belaying device
  • Use a multiple secure carabiner
  • Neoliet recommends a semiautomatic belaying device or autotuber

Never break the belaying chain with your belayer while climbing

  • Never untie your connection with the rope
  • Never disconnect the rope from the top hook
  • Do not climb above the suspension points

The mandatory partner check after

  • Do not climb above the top hook
  • See if you can descend and land safely
  • Snap back the quickdraws on the walls neatly
  • Do not break the belaying chain until the climber is safely on the ground

Younger than 14? Continuous 1-on-1 adult supervision required

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Lead climb

Check whether you have the right skills and age, and on which walls and at what times you may lead climb. Also check if there is enough space: you are also responsible for the climbers in your fall zone.

Binding is done with a double figure-of-eight knot.

  • Climb only the designated lead climbing walls
  • Climb only with a designated lead climbing rope
  • Use only the bolts for lead climbing
  • Check the length of your rope and always tie a knot at the end
  • No top rope climbing is allowed on lead climbing ropes, and a top rope rope may not be used for lead climbing.

Partner Check Pre-climbing
You do the partner check with eyes as well as hands. Examine the entire rope chain. Performing the Partner Check is mandatory.

Step-by-step

  1. Check that the harnesses are properly in place, a good fit and closed
  2. Check that the binding is in the right place
  3. Check that the carabiner is placed through the belaying loop and fully closed
  4. Check the function of the belay device and that it is properly installed through the carabiner
  5. Make sure you are on the same rope and check the rope progression
  6. Place a knot at the end of the rope

Check? Check!

Keep attention

  • Attach all the quickdraws of the route in the bolts of the route in the correct order
  • Do not climb above the top hook
  • All quickdraws remain engaged when lowered
  • Your weight must be sufficient to belay your climbing partner
  • There should be no large loops in the rope
  • Provide adequate space for safe lead climbing and belaying
  • The distance from the belayer to the wall is max. 2 meters
  • Provide enough space to fall safely, the rope to your left and right should be clear
  • The rope loop between climber and belayer must not touch the ground
  • Use your equipment according to the instructions

At least one hand on the brake rope

  • It is not allowed to belay yourself while climbing
  • belaying may be done only with an approved belaying device
  • Use a multiple secure carabiner
  • Neoliet recommends a semiautomatic belaying device or autotuber

Never break the belaying chain with your belayer while climbing

  • Never untie your connection with the rope
  • Never disconnect the rope from the top hook
  • Building an anchor and practicing specialized rope techniques at height is prohibited

The mandatory partner check after

  • Make sure you can descend and land safely
  • Snap back the quickdraws and rope in the toprope routes neatly
  • Remove the lead climbing rope immediately after you finish climbing and clean it up
  • Do not break the belaying chain until the climber is safely on the ground

Younger than 16? Continuous 1-on-1 adult supervision required

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Auto Belay

Check that you have the right skills and age, and at which walls and times you may use the Auto Belay.

Check the tension of your Auto Belay rope

  • Pull the rope to feel the tension
  • Release the rope to see if the rope comes up to tension

Tie yourself in indirectly with the Auto Belay karabiner

  • Pull the rope down
  • Detach the carabiner from the sail
  • Attach the carabiner to your tie-in loop
  • Close the carabiner

Self-check Auto Belay
The Self Check is done with eyes as well as hands. examine the entire rope chain.

Step-by-step

  1. Check that your harness is properly in place, a good fit and closed
  2. Check that the binding is in the right place
  3. Check that the carabiner is placed through the belaying loop and fully closed
  4. Preferably, ask another climber for a Double Check
  5. Check the rope course
  6. Before going down, check your carabiner
  7. Check if you can land safely

Check? Check!

Stop climbing immediately if the tension on the rope is lost

  • Call for help immediately or climb down safely
  • Don't climb above the Auto Belay

Never break the belaying chain with your belayer while climbing

Self-check after (required)

  • Make sure your carabiner is secure before you let go
  • See if you can descend and land safely
  • Do not break the chain until you are safely on the ground
  • Snap the carabiner back into the sail loop after descending

Younger than 14? Continuous 1-on-1 adult supervision required

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Bouldering

Check if and on which walls and times you can boulder

Take off all rings and jewelry, take off your belt and empty your pockets

Keep your surroundings clear

  • Make sure the mat is empty of objects as well as people.
  • Walk on the pathway and not on the mats.
  • Keep distance from each other, 1.50 m left/right and 2.50 m behind you.
  • Do not climb, sit or walk among other climbers.
  • Do not walk or crawl under the arch.

Climbing off is better than jumping off

  • Don't climb higher than you can safely climb down.
  • Before jumping, climb down a bit.
  • When climbing down, use all holds.
  • Don't climb further if you think you're going to fall.
  • Use the stairs at the top-out.

Master your falling technique, bend your knees

  • Landing is done on two feet.
  • Land with your legs bent.
  • Unroll on the mat if necessary.
  • Keep your arms close to your body.
  • Make sure you can jump off in a controlled manner from any position.

Younger than 12? Continuous 1 on 1 adult supervision

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Youth
policy

Neoliet bases its policy on age limits in climbing and bouldering on the guidelines for minors from the Climbing Sports Safety Foundation.

The main rules

  • Always report to the front desk
  • Always bring the parent statement or an adult with you at check-in
  • Obey age rules, bouldering rules and climbing rules
  • When exercising independently, there is no guidance and/or supervision whatsoever and you are expected to be able to safely practice the climbing sport entirely independently within the age limits

Age rules bouldering

  • 8 to 12 years: only bouldering under 1 on 1 supervision (18+)
  • From 12 to 18 years: independent bouldering allowed with parental statement

Age rules for toprope climbing

  • Inexperienced - up to 14 years of age: climbing under experienced supervision (18+), belaying prohibited
  • Inexperienced - 14 to 18 years of age: climbing and belaying under experienced supervision (18+)
  • With license K2 - 8 to 14 years of age: climbing and belaying with experienced supervision (18+) with parental statement
  • With license K2 - 14 to 18 years: independent climbing and belaying with parental statement

Age rules for lead climbing

  • Inexperienced - up to 8 years: lead climbing is not allowed
  • Inexperienced - 8 to 16 years of age: climbing and belaying under experienced supervision (18+)
  • With licence K3 - 8 to 16 years old: climbing and belaying under experienced supervision (18+) with parental statement
  • With license K3 - 16 to 18 years: independent climbing and belaying with parental statement

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General security
  • Safe climbing is something we do together! You are required to be mindful of your own safety, as well as the safety of others.
  • Make sure you are well rested. You should play sports and participate in activities only if you are in good physical and mental health. When in doubt, ask your doctor.
  • Do a good warm-up before you start climbing.
  • Keep the floor clear of objects.
  • It is forbidden to use structural elements, such as steel beams when climbing.
  • Wait your turn and keep enough distance from other climbers so that you do not hit each other in a fall or dynamic movement.
  • Respect cordons and do not walk under other climbers/boulderers.
  • Use clean sports shoes or climbing shoes.
  • Remove all rings and jewelry and other unnecessary material from your body. Tie your hair.
  • Empty pockets! Remove all loose things and unnecessary material from your body and from your clothing (phones, keys, scarves, strings, etc.).
  • Empty harness policy. Do not hang materials on your harness.
  • Do not distract other climbers! Shouting, running or other disruptive behavior is not allowed.
  • Unsecured climbing is prohibited with the exception of bouldering.
  • Use of training rooms and materials is not allowed under the age of 18 without supervision of trainer/instructor.
  • Route setting, self instruction, teaching or training are allowed only with manager's permission.

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