House Rules – Petite Ile SRL


  1. 1. Access to the climbing hall
    1. 1.1 Anyone wishing to have access to the climbing facilities must familiarize themselves with the rules and undertake to comply with them.
    2. 1.2 Any person wishing to have access to the climbing facilities must report to the reception staff and pay an admission ticket (individual access, subscription or 10-entries card). Novice climbers are invited to report to the reception staff.
    3. 1.3 Anyone wishing to enter the climbing hall must undertake to comply with the safety regulations in Appendix 1.
    4. 1.4 All subscribers and holders of the 10-entries card will receive a membership card. Membership cards are nominative and can only be used by the person to whom the card has been issued.
    5. 1.5 The membership card must be scanned at the counter before each session in order to be validated.
    6. 1.6 Management reserves the right to modify the access times, tariffs and these rules with immediate effect at any time.
    7. 1.7 Any Petite Ile staff member has the right to enforce the rules and give specific safety (or other) related instructions that must be respected on penalty of exclusion.
    8. 1.8 Access to the climbing hall is only allowed with climbing shoes or clean sports shoes. Staff may ask you to hire the necessary equipment. The material supplied is the property of Petite Ile SCRL. Use it with respect.
    9. CLOTHING: All climbers in Petite Ile are asked to wear appropriate sports clothing, suitable footwear a t-shirt or top and trousers or shorts.
  1. 2. Minors
    1. 2.1 Children under 13 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. The adult is responsible for the child throughout the session, both in the climbing area and in the cafeteria. The adult must ensure that the child does not put himself or others in danger in the climbing hall, observing the safety rules in Appendix 1.
    2. 2.2 Parents of children from 13 years of age can, in writing, offer their children the possibility to climb autonomously in the gym under their exclusive responsibility. Parents expressly acknowledge that they do not delegate their monitoring duty to Petite Ile SCRL. You can find an example of a declaration via THIS LINK.
    3. 2.3 Training and warm-up areas are forbidden for children under 13 years of age.
  1. 3. Safety and tranquility in the climbing hall
    1. 3.1 Techniques, safety rules and habits relating to climbing shall apply so as not to endanger yourself and other participants.
    2. 3.2 Petite Ile is a sports hall and not a playground. It is strictly forbidden to run in the bouldering hall and the cafeteria. It is also forbidden to shout. Parents are asked to make them understand this rule and enforce it on their children. Failure to respect this rule may result in exclusion from the climbing hall.
    3. 3.3 Climbing is forbidden under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
    4. 3.4 Smoking is not allowed in the climbing gym and no alcoholic beverages may be taken into the climbing gym.
  1. 4. Regulations of the climbing area
    1. 4.1 The use of powder chalk is not permitted.
    2. 4.2 It is forbidden to climb with objects that could fall out of your pocket or to put personal objects on the safety mattresses (mobile phone, water bottle, keys or other).
    3. 4.3 It is forbidden to eat or drink on the safety mats.
  1. 5. Publicity and privacy
    1. 5.1 No advertising or trade can take place in the climbing hall without the written consent of the management of Petite Ile SRL.
    2. 5.2 The use of smartphones and cameras is allowed in the climbing hall. All recordings and photographs must be made in accordance with the law.
  1. 6. Insurance
    1. 6.1 The participant acknowledges and accepts that Petite Ile SRL limits itself to providing an infrastructure without supervision services and that Petite Ile SRL declines all responsibility in the event of an accident or damage caused by the fault of participants or visitors and/or that of their minor child. Parents remain civilly responsible for their children.
    2. 6.2 Each climber must have valid personal insurance. The climber is aware that he or she can take out insurance from the Club Alpin Belge at the reception.
    3. 6.3 Petite Ile SRL has the following insurances:
      1. 6.3.1 Physical accidents – covers Petite Ile’s client if he/she is injured in the climbing gym, for his/her medical expenses not covered by the own insurance company, up to a maximum of 2478,94€ (with an excess of 24,79€ per person and per accident). This policy also includes compensation in the event of death (2500,00€) and in the event of permanent disability (with a maximum of 12500,00€).
      2. 6.3.2 Civil liability – which comes into play if Petite Ile SRL is held liable for any personal injury and/or material damage suffered by you. The intervention of the insurer is limited to 2500000,00€ per claim, with an excess of 250,00€. The excess is only applied in case of material damage, not in case of personal injury.

7. Sanctions

Any failure to comply with an article of these regulations and any person or group whose attitude does not meet the criteria of safety or morality may be sanctioned with immediate exclusion.

Appendix 1 – Risk analysis and safety regulations

1. The climber must warm up at the beginning of the session and choose boulders adapted to his/her skills and level. He/she must therefore know how to avoid a passage that involves a risk of traumatic movements or a possible fall. He/she should give preference to de-escalation by using all available grips. Experienced climbers are recommended to secure each other.

2. Safety distance: In climbing zones, it is necessary to maintain a safe distance from the climber’s potential point of fall. Petite Ile recommends a minimum safety distance of 2.5 meters. A minimum distance of 2.5 meters is also required between 2 climbers on the wall.

3. Control of the fall: it is recommended to use the “roulé boulé” (parachute jump) technique.

4. The fall is absorbed with the legs, followed by a roll, avoiding placing one of the upper limbs between the body and the mat to try to control the fall.

5. It is recommended to limit the height of the voluntary fall by descending as far as possible.

6. It is strictly forbidden to run in the climbing zones and the cafeteria.

7. Petite Ile recommends removing all jewelry while climbing (rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings).

8. All persons are obliged to respect the safety zones marked on the ground when Petite Ile SCRL is working on the infrastructure.