Boulder Safety

Welcome to Boulder! Proper preparation before exercising prevents accidents and injuries.

Climbing is a sport with risks

  • Realize that like any sport, you have risks of injury and that a fall from height can cause (serious) injury to you or someone else.
  • Safe bouldering is something we do together. You are responsible for your own safety, but often for someone else's as well.
  • The right skills, good health are required.

Always report to the front desk upon entry.
Coming for the first time? Register and sign the waiver with the tablet. Then also follow staff instructions and read the house rules.

Always follow the safety instruction
When exercising independently, there is no guidance and/or supervision and you are expected to be able to safely practice climbing entirely on your own. Watch the safety video.

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Welcome to Boulder! Proper preparation before exercising prevents accidents and injuries.

Climbing is a sport with risks

  • Realize that like any sport, you have risks of injury and that a fall from height can cause (serious) injury to you or someone else.
  • Safe bouldering is something we do together. You are responsible for your own safety, but often for someone else's as well.
  • The right skills, good health are required.

Always report to the front desk upon entry.
Coming for the first time? Register and sign the waiver with the tablet. Then also follow staff instructions and read the house rules.

Always follow the safety instruction
When exercising independently, there is no guidance and/or supervision and you are expected to be able to safely practice climbing entirely on your own. Watch the safety video.

Safety instruction

Take off all rings and jewelry and empty your pockets

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Safety instruction

Take off all rings and jewelry and empty your pockets

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Safety instruction

1. Take off all rings and jewelry and empty your pockets

Master your falling technique, bend your knees 

  • Landing is done on two feet and with legs bent.
  • Unroll on the mat if necessary.
  • Keep your arms by your body.
  • Never catch yourself with arms extended.
  • Make sure you can jump off in a controlled manner from any position.

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Master your falling technique, bend your knees

  • Landing is done on two feet ën with legs bent.
  • Unroll on the mat if necessary.
  • Keep your arms by your body.
  • Never catch yourself with arms extended.
  • Make sure you can jump off in a controlled manner from any position.

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2. Master your falling technique, bend your knees

  • Landing is done on two feet and with legs bent.
  • Unroll on the mat if necessary.
  • Keep your arms by your body.
  • Never catch yourself with arms extended.
  • Make sure you can jump off in a controlled manner from any position.

Keep your surroundings clear

  • Make sure the mat is empty of objects as well as people.
  • Walk on the trails and not on the mats.
  • Keep distance from each other, 1.50 m left/right and 2.50 m behind you.
  • Do not climb, sit or walk among other climbers.
  • Do not walk or crawl under the arch either.*

*Only in Rotterdam and Tilburg.

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Keep your surroundings clear

  • Make sure the mat is empty of objects as well as people.
  • Walk on the trails and not on the mats.
  • Keep distance from each other, 1.50 m left/right and 2.50 m behind you.
  • Do not climb, sit or walk among other climbers.
  • Do not walk or crawl under the arch either.*

*Only in Rotterdam and Tilburg.

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3. Keep your surroundings clear

  • Make sure the mat is empty of objects as well as people.
  • Walk on the trails and not on the mats.
  • Keep distance from each other, 1.50 m left/right and 2.50 m behind you.
  • Do not climb, sit or walk among other climbers.
  • Do not walk or crawl under the arch either.*

*Only in Rotterdam and Tilburg.

Climbing off is better than jumping off

  • Don't climb higher than you can safely jump off.
  • Before jumping, climb down a bit (you can use all the holds).
  • Climbing on top of boulder blocks is prohibited, with the exception of the top-out.
  • Use the stairs at the top-out.**

**Only in Rotterdam.

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Climbing off is better than jumping off

  • Don't climb higher than you can safely jump off.
  • Before jumping, climb down a bit (you can use all the holds).
  • Climbing on top of boulder blocks is prohibited, with the exception of the top-out.
  • Use the stairs at the top-out.**

**Only in Rotterdam.

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Younger than 12? Continuous 1 on 1 adult supervision

Get informed about our youth policy:

  • 8 to 12 years: only bouldering under continuous 1-on-1 supervision (18+).
  • From 12 to 16 years old: independent bouldering allowed with parental statement.

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4. Climbing off is better than jumping off

  • Don't climb higher than you can safely jump off.
  • Before jumping, climb down a bit (you can use all the holds).
  • Climbing on top of boulder blocks is prohibited, with the exception of the top-out.
  • Use the stairs at the top-out.**

**Only in Rotterdam.

Younger than 12? Continuous 1-on-1 adult supervision required

Get informed about our youth policy:

  • 8 to 12 years: only bouldering under continuous 1-on-1 supervision (18+).
  • From 12 to 16 years old: independent bouldering allowed with parental statement.

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5. Younger than 12? Continuous 1-on-1 adult supervision required

Get informed about our youth policy:

  • 8 to 12 years: only bouldering under continuous 1-on-1 supervision (18+).
  • From 12 to 16 years old: independent bouldering allowed with parental statement.