Supervision and Ratios

All children must be aged 4 or older to climb.

Please note, climbing experience relates to both the adult and child(ren). Adults accompanying children are responsible for their supervision.

Supervision means you need to be within eyesight of your child(ren) at all times. For younger ones not old enough to climb, you must be within arms’ reach.

4-5 Year Olds

For children aged between 4-5, an adult can supervise one child only. This includes kids who aren’t climbing.

Children in this age group must always be supervised on a 1:1 ratio, with no exceptions.

6-17 Year Olds

Children aged 6-17 years old must be under direct adult supervision at all times whilst at Boulder Shack. 

The maximum ratio is 1 adult:2 children. If you are an experienced climbing adult with regular and recent experience, then you will need to watch the Boulder Shack Safety Video and complete the centre waiver for yourself and each child.

If you, as a supervising adult,  are new to climbing yourself then you will need to attend an Induction class. This class will teach you practical skills for safely looking after children at Boulder Shack.

If you haven’t climbed before, join an exciting induction!

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