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Safety when climbing

Disclaimer of liability

The information provided on Climber's Paradise is helpful. However, it cannot replace preceding planning, personal responsibility and experience in outdoor sports and with your personal climbing equipment.

The operators of the website assume no liability. All athletes climb at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety: There is always a remaining risk when climbing.

Climbing requires experience dealing with climbing equipment, as well as with the different rope, belaying and climbing techniques. Distractions or mistakes increase the risk of injuring yourself or others.

When climbing, one is also exposed to alpine dangers such as falling rocks or ice, thunderstorms or sudden falls in temperatures. Particularly the danger of falling rocks should not be underestimated in the alps whereby the stones can be of various seize or numbers. To ensure the security of the individual, e.g. wearing a climbing helmet as part of the climbing equipment is mandatory.

Climbing rules of the Austrian Alpine Club (Österreichischer Alpenverein)

We refer to the climbing rules and safety aspects of the Austrian Alpine Club ÖAV.

Familiarize yourself with your equipment

Familiarize yourself with your equipment

Only use standartised alpine sports equipment (CE-sign) & study its instruction manual.

Warm up before climbing

Warm up before climbing

Warming up by doing gymnastics and easy climbing protects your joints, muscles and tendoms.

Don’t forget to do a partner check before every climb

Don’t forget to do a partner check before every climb

The partner check is a mutual checking between climber and belayer before starting each climb. The following areas should be checked: safety knot (e.g. figure of eight), harness, belaying device, screw-lock carabiner, rope end.

Full concentration when belaying

Full concentration when belaying

The life of your partner lies in your hands.

Let your partner know what is happening

Let your partner know what is happening

Good communication prevents misunderstandings. Always inform your belay partner before you sit back on the rope and make a break from climbing.

Never one rope upon another

Never one rope upon another

Abseil only using anchors made out of metal.  Never use rusty or broken anchors and never use two ropes in the same carabiner.

Protect your head

Protect your head

A helmet protects your head from head or brain injuries when falling or rockfalls.

Behave considerately

Behave considerately

Respect other climbers and let them know about occuring mistakes and dangers. Follow signs and any probihibitions in each of the climbing areas!

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