CENTER OF GRAVITY ROCK GYM MEMBER RULES
MEMBERS must READ & SIGN a MEMBERS waiver.
Ask COG to know whether an activity is proper &\or appropriate.
HEIGHTS\FALLING doesn’t hurt, it’s the SUDDEN STOP THAT INJURES.
Use CORRECT FORM, bad form causes INJURY.
Everyone that INTENDS to CROSS TRAIN, PARKOUR, or LEAD must go through SAFETY CHECK/CERT.
No one UNDER THE INFLUENCE of alcohol or drugs allowed on premises.
RESPECT the EQUIPMENT, and USE it Properly.
Know your LANDING. (SITUATIONAL AWARENESS)
Parental SUPERVISION of MINORS REQUIRED.
NO one UNDER 12 IN MEMBERS AREAS.
HARNESS with BELAYER required past YELLOW tape.
ALWAYS maintain CONTROL, KNOW your LIMITS.
NO HORSEPLAY or DANGEROUS\EXTREME STUNTS.
No FOOD or BEVERAGES allowed in members area.
No RUNNING or RACING (use open fields).
No climbing directly BELOW or above OTHERS.
PERSONAL GEAR must be APPROVED by COG staff prior to USE.
DON'T KNOW how to do something, DON’T GUESS– ASK.
DON’T LEAVE GEAR OUTSIDE, PLEASE NOTIFY what was USED.
BEFORE using JUMP BOXES, INSURE it's a STURDY LANDING.
SALMON LADDER has MANY more POTENTIAL DANGERS, KNOW WHAT they are & YOUR LIMITS.
KEEP HANDS APART ACCORDING to WEIGHT.
COUNTERWEIGHT HELPS KEEP BAR FROM FALLING ON YOU, SO USE IT.
DON’T THROW WEIGHTS AROUND OR SLAM DOWN.
ALWAYS MAINTAIN CONTROL of the SLEDGE.
DON’T FLIP TIRE ONTO SOMEONE.
GLOVES AVAIABLE for PUNCHING BAG.
NO BACKFLIPS or HORSEPLAY on SLACKLINE.
BE ON CORRECT BELAY ROPE FOR GYM ROPE CLIMB.
DON’T HOLD or YANK on GYM ROPE WHILE in Use by OTHERS.
DON’T GRAB BELAY ROPE & GYM ROPE TOGETHER
KNOW your PENDULUM SWING DIRECTION & FACE IT.
ONLY parkour in the MEMBERS area DESIGNATED AREA.
KNOW your DIRECTION of TRAVEL, & LANDING.
FAILURES are our LEARNING LESSONS, BUT can cause SERIOUS INJURY, KNOW YOUR LIMITS & only DO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
PADS make it SAFER, so USE THEM.
IF you DON’T KNOW, ASK.
COMMON SENCE & SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AT ALL TIMES.
Everyone LEADING must carry COG LEAD TAG (pick-up & drop-off at front counter).
Remember the RULES of GRAVITY are STRICTLY ENFORCED! Be SAFE. Be SMART. Be CURTIOUS. Rock on!
PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT, RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
In consideration of the services of Center of Gravity Rock Gym, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees and all other person or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as “COG”), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge COG, on behalf of myself; my children, my parents, me heirs assigns, personal representatives and estate as follows:
I acknowledge that my participation in rock climbing, parkour, and/or cross training at an indoor artificial rock climbing wall, and use of but not limited to cross training equipment, weights, tire, sledge hammer, salmon ladder, gym rope, and other parkour obstacles entails known and unanticipated risk that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. THE RISKS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: falling off the wall; loose and/or damaged artificial holds; rentened equipment failure; falling to the ground, on other users, or being fallen on by other users; abrasions from the walls, ropes, pads, or the floor; equipment failure; belay and/or belayer failure; climbing/parkouring/crosstraining out of control or beyond one’s personal limits; the negligence of other participants, visitors, bystanders, or other persons who may be present; musculoskeletal injuries and/or over training; head injuries; or personal negligence. Furthermore, COG employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant’s fitness level or abilities and/or human error may occur.
I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all the risk existing in this activity. My participation in the activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.
I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless COG from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or my use of COG’s equipment or facilities, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of COG.
Should COG or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage to myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.
In the event that I file a lawsuit against COG, I agree to do so solely in the State of Texas, and I further agree that substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law or rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
I will comply and follow all Rules, Regulations and Instructions, verbal or otherwise, and have a duty to inquire or further clarify any and all Rules, Regulations and Instructions if I do not fully understand or am unsure.
I will not participate in ANY activity, use any equipment or participate in any other capacity on the grounds of COG while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any manner of impairment.
I am responsible for the care and maintenance of any and all personal equipment while in use at COG regardless of where or from whom I may have acquired said equipment.
I understand, acknowledge and agree that any equipment or gear rented or borrowed from COG is used at my own risk and will not hold COG liable for any harm, loss, damage, personal injury or death resulting from the use and/or participation in activities or events of COG facilities, or equipment.
By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against COG on the basis of any claim from which I have released herein.
If under 18 years of age, signature of parent or legal guardian, indicate name & relationship.(Ignore the section below if there is no minor participants.)