Adult Waiver (Acknowledgment of Risk)

You must be aged 18 or over to sign this document.

A separate waiver for visitors aged 13-17 can be found here

In order to climb, all participants at the centre are obliged to sign a waiver on their first visit. It is the responsibility of the participant to be familiar with and to adhere to the safety regulations, as well as following the advice given by our personnel staff and in the safety announcements given by the centre.

When submitting a waiver for persons aged 13-17 years, the signed consent and agreement of the safety regulations by a parent or guardian is required.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that each participant has understood the safety regulations. Certain areas of the climbing centre are reserved for persons over the age of 15 years.

Safety Regulations:

Code of Conduct

  • Children under the age of 13 must be under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times.
  • No running or shouting at the centre 
  • Do not place fingers into the bolts or other metal items on the wall.


  • You are responsible for watching the training video or receiving the correct instruction from personnel before making use of the Autobelay
  • Persons without a Climbing Safety Belay Card (Topptaukort/Brattkort) or relevant training in how to properly wear a climbing harness should have their harness checked by a member of staff before climbing.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your harness is properly secured. 
  • A buddy check should always be carried out before you leave the ground. 
  • Children under 13 years should always have their safety equipment checked by a responsible adult before leaving the ground.

Rope Climbing:

  • It is your responsibility to give way to other climbers and to comply with the safety regulations when on the climbing wall.  Always ensure that you do not climb in another’s fall zone.
  • In order to belay others, you are required to have a Climbing Safety Belay Card for Top rope or Lead.
  • Exception: If you are at least 13 years of age and have participated in a belay course within the last 3 months you are allowed to belay in the course room, on the wall just outside of the course room, or under the supervision of another person who has a belay card.  The person holding a belay card should always hold onto the passive end of the rope and is fully responsible for safety.
  • When climbing on lead, all quickdraws should be clipped in. 
  • Our top ropes must not be used for lead climbing.
  • Never bring loose articles onto the wall with you.


  • You are personally responsible for ensuring that other climbers do not fall on you
  • Do not wait in the fall-zones. Remember that not all falls are predictable.
  • The mattresses are there for safety purposes and should not be used for other games and activities.
  • Try to land with bent knees to avoid injury!
  • We recommend controlled down-climbing from boulders.


  • I acknowledge that all climbing carries inherent risk, and I am responsible for my own safety.  Participating in activities on the Gneis Lilleaker premises is carried out at my own risk. 
  • It is my duty to inform personnel staff should I notice anything harmful or defective at the facility or see others behaving in a way that could lead to increased risk.
  • Gneis is released from, and does not accept liability for, any injury that may occur during climbing or other activities at the centre. The same applies to damage of personal items. 
  • I am obligated to adhere to the safety regulations, to follow the instruction of personnel staff, and to accept the advice given in the safety signs at the climbing centre. 
  • Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  There must be at least one adult for every 4 children under 13 years.
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