is a legal Document and must be read
and signed by each participant prior to any activity on the climbing wall. Campus Recreation and Cedarville University wants to insure that
our participants have a rewarding experience on the wall. We do not want to reduce participants
enthusiasm for the experience, but we do want them to know in advance what to
expect and to be informed of the potential risks involved.
Assumption of Risk
that there are inherent risks that cannot be eliminated from the sport of rock
climbing and climbing on the indoor climbing wall. I have full knowledge of the nature and
extent of these risks including but not limited to:
resulting from falling and crashing into the climbing wall, floor, crash pads,
or other objects.
resulting from rope abrasion, entanglement, and other injuries that may result
from activities or other persons, including but not limited to climbing,
rappelling, belaying, lowering on a rope, rescue or emergency activities, as
well as injuries, abrasions, and cuts resulting from contact with equipment and
components of the indoor climbing wall facility.
3. Failure of
the ropes, harnesses, wall hardware, anchor points, or any other part of the
indoor climbing wall structure and related equipment.
from falling participants or equipment.
resulting from the negligence of other climbers, belayers, spotters, spectators
or users of the indoor climbing wall facility.
resulting from personal physical and mental limits including but not limited to
fatigue, chill, heat, and dizziness, which my diminish reaction time and
increase risks of accident, personal strength, coordination, sense of balance,
and the ability to follow or give directions while climbing, belaying, lifting,
spotting, or being a spectator.
7. Injuries or
property damage resulting from hair or loose clothing getting caught in
from improper use of equipment or the failure to properly tie into the system.
9. I also
recognize that there are both foreseeable and unforeseeable risks of injury or
death that may occur as a result of my voluntary
participation at the indoor climbing wall.
Release of Liability
that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full
responsibility for bodily injury, death, loss of personal property and any
expenses which may be incurred by me or any minor children in my care resulting
from those inherent risks and dangers previously identified, those inherent
risks and dangers not specifically identified, and any negligence on my part
associated with my participation in this activity. I therefore release Cedarville University,
its full time employees, student employees, volunteers, agents or representatives
from any and all liability, claims, costs, expenses, injuries or losses
including those resulting from acts of negligence by those stated above that I
may sustain as a result in my participation in any activities at the CU indoor
climbing wall. I also certify that I
have adequate health, disability and life insurance for myself and my family
and do not presume that the University has secured insurance for my benefit.
have carefully read this Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form and
fully understand its contents. By
signing below I am accepting this contractual agreement.
If the climber is a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or legal guardian must sign below.
I am the
parent or legal guardian of the participant listed above. I have read and
understand the provisions of this document, I consent to my son or daughter
taking part in this activity described above, and I fully enter into and agree
to the above Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability.