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Temporary High Ropes Activities

Temporary high ropes activities are defined in Rule 9.78 High Ropes Activities

  1. Construction of temporary high ropes activities must follow the guidelines contained in FS120423 High Ropes.

  2. Temporary high ropes activities must be constructed and operated either:
    • By the holder of a climbing permit (that includes selecting anchors and setting up belay systems), or a caving or mine exploration permit holder (not including a permit for caving or mine exploration – no vertical pitches). The permit holder may only operate to the limits of their existing permit (group size, supervision levels etc).

      Or

    • Using a setup agreed by a County Climbing Assessor or a European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) instructor qualified to rescue (or equivalent or higher), and

      which is:
      • Constructed by a competent person, and
      • has a written operating manual,

        both of which must be agreed by a County Climbing Assessor or a European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) instructor qualified to rescue (or equivalent or higher).

        Further details of what should be included within the operating manual and how to find and check an ERCA instructor can be found in FS120423 High Ropes.