All belayers on the climbing floor must have passed a belay test, and be displaying their Boulders belay tag on their harness or chalk bag. All lead climbers and lead belayers must have passed a lead check prior to using the lead climbing area. All belay techniques must conform to the standard of the Boulders belay test.
Anyone on the raised blue protecting flooring must fill out a liability waiver form and go through an orientation of the climbing facility. Observers are encouraged to use the mezzanine area or at the back of the new facility, as it provides the best views of the gym and climbers.
Instruction of belay techniques to novices is not permitted in the facility unless done by Boulders staff.
Do not boulder above the established bouldering height, marked by the designated lines. This means that your hands should not exceed this level. Climbers 10 years of age or older my climb to the orange line and climbers below the age of 10 can climb to the green line. Spotters are strongly recommended when bouldering. Use your judgment and do not hesitate to give a spot. Bouldering is not permitted in the new facility.
The order of priority within the gym is as follows:
Lead and top-rope climbers share highest priority with regards to right-of-way, followed by boulderers.
Spectators/pedestrians must keep out of the way of all climbers, and make themselves aware where climbers are above them. Look around, and please stay out of the way.
Anchoring to the floor while belaying is not required, but it is mandatory for belayers who are belaying someone 150% of their weight (or near that). Novice belayers must also anchor down. Lead belayers are not permitted to belay lead climbers more than 150% of their weight. There are no anchors in the new facility.