Safety Policy


Lititz recROC Safety Instructions

When you are climbing be aware of your environment. Check for other climbers that may be in the path you intend to take before you begin. To remain aware, refrain from using headphones while climbing. Never sit or stand below a climber unless you are spotting them. When you reach the top of a problem either safely top out over the wall onto the mezzanine or make an attempt to down-climb before jumping off to prevent injury. Keep the pads free of personal belongings to ensure no one will fall or injure themselves.

When falling, be sure to never lock up your knees, let your body roll back to absorb the shock. Avoid trying to catch yourself with your arms.

Please be courteous when climbing with others, practice good climbing etiquette by paying attention to the rotation of climbers on the wall. Bear in mind that our policies do require you to wear appropriate clothing and footwear at all times. Horse-play or an unsafe disregard for the rules will not be tolerated.

Similar principles apply to obstacle training. Make sure your path is free of other participants or objects before beginning. Be respectful of others using the obstacles. Do not stand under obstacles if you are not using them, never walk under someone who is using an obstacle.

PARENTS: You must directly supervise children under the age of 14 at all times. Children under 8 are not allowed on the obstacle course.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have. If an injury should occur, immediately notify a member of the recRoc staff

Getting Started

Bouldering routes, called “problems” begin at the taped hold. Next to this hold you will see a card with the letter V followed by a number. The number notes the difficulty of the problem. Starting with V0 as the easiest, problems will increase in difficulty with each number grade.
Your goal is to start at the beginning and make your way along the problem to the top, only using same-colored holds for your hands and feet as you go. As mentioned above, when you reach the top you can either top out the problem or safely down climb.

Do you have any more questions about bouldering mechanics or techniques? Ask one of our staff members about the bouldering classes we offer!
On the obstacle course, obstacles can be trained on individually or connected to form a course. Want to become a Ninja Warrior? Ask one of our staff members about the warrior and fitness classes we offer!