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Be Responsible -- Be Safe...

It is important to always be responsible, aware of your surroundings, use common sense, and follow all rules when rock climbing.   Remember your top priority is to keep everyone safe and to reduce the risk of getting injured.  

Rules to follow when rock climbing:

  • Always reiterate safety instructions and basic rules prior to beginning a climb.
     

  • Bring  extra clothing such as sweatshirts or jackets in case the weather changes while climbing.
     

  • Check the weather conditions prior to leaving for a climb.
     

  • Always carry your driverís license, money and cell phone.
     

  • Select your location based on your child's abilities. The Yosemite Decimal System is used in the United States to rate the difficulty of the climb based on staminia required, danger and difficulty of moves.  It ranges from an easy rating of 5.0 to a very difficult raint of 5.15.
     

  • Never force them to do something that they are uncomfortable doing.  Stop the climb if they are scared.
     

  • Double check to make sure your child's gear is secure. 
     

  • Always carry a first aid kit.
     

  • Pack a lunch and/or bring healthy snacks.
     

  • Always have plenty of water to keep hydrated.
     

  • Bring other activities to keep your child busy in case they decide not to climb at the last minute.
     

  • Always make sure someone knows your itinerary and with whom you are traveling.