Indoor Rockwall

Activity Overview:

At KCC we have an Indoor Rock wall at the far end of our hall. It reaches a height of approximately 4m and caters to different levels of confidence. Harnesses, Ropes, karabiners, and mats are all provided and set up for you.

We also have a static rope that can be climbed using Prussic Loops.

Be Prepared:

  • Adult: child ratio for rock-wall is 1:6
  • Wear comfortable (not loose) clothing.
  • Long hair needs to be tied back for belaying and climbing

Prerequisites of Activity Instructor:

Before a leader is to run this activity they must have the following prerequisites:

  • Be over 18 years of age (or competent/ experienced 16+ years)
  • Show evidence of leading or supervising groups e.g. teacher, sports coach, scout leader ! Been indoor rock climbing within the last year

Induction:
Once adequate leaders have been accepted, as set out with the prerequisites, KCC staff must induct them into the site and the SOP. This induction must include the following:

  • Leader is shown how to belay and make use of back up be layers
  • Shown how the wall is to be used then observed by an experienced instructor running at least 1 climber up and down the wall.
  • Instructor to go over brief with instructions and photos for the leaders’ reference.
  • Leaders are made aware of how to get help if a problem occurs.

Helpful Information and Tips:

  • Use a confident child to demonstrate climbing up the wall, sitting on top, reach out & swing from bar, ready for lowering.
  • Those who feel they need to be challenged might try:

    • Climbing only using rocks of a particular colour, e.g. red
    • Climbing only using their hands
    • Climbing the wall backwards

 Feel free to download the link below when preparing for your camp experience

KCC SOP Rockwall (1.3 MiB)