Code of Conduct and Membership TermsCode of Conduct and Membership Terms

  • I acknowledge that I am aware of the fact that rock climbing, abseiling and related activities are dangerous pastimes that can lead to serious injury or worse, and that I should not undertake these without proper knowledge, training or equipment.
  • I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to learn and understand the proper techniques associated with safe participation in these activities, and I fully accept responsibility and assume all risks, damages, injuries or death which may result from the activities organized by the Club.
  • I acknowledge the fact that the MRCC is made up of a number of volunteers who have a passion for the sport and who share this passion with others for the sake of recreation and sport, without assuming any responsibility for the safety of others. I agree that I will not hold the MRCC or its members liable for any personal or third party injuries or damages, howsoever caused, arising from my participation in rock climbing or related activities, or when out with other members of the Club for whatever reason.
  • I confirm that I do not suffer from any condition or illness that might impair my ability to participate in the activities of the Club, including but not limited to acrophobia, dizziness, epilepsy or other conditions. I also confirm that I am not taking any medication which may cause dizziness or any other condition that would affect my ability to rock climb.
  • When climbing with others I will always strive to ensure that my behaviour is commensurate with the prevention of accidents and I will always do my utmost to look out for others, in an effort to keep the practice of the sport as safe as possible and accidents to a minimum.
  • I hereby commit to always safeguard the environment in which the sport of rock climbing is practiced and will do my utmost to collect rubbish, avoid trampling flora and fauna, avoid excessive gardening of climbing routes, keep to established foot paths, avoid trundling of boulders and generally keep the noise and disturbance levels down at the crags to minimize the impact of our activities there.
  • I will always show due respect to traditional land users (farmers, etc.), land owners and other users of the countryside (other climbers, trekkers, etc.) to ensure a harmonious and cooperative sharing of the wilderness resources of the Maltese Islands.
  • By using the advice of MRCC members and the MRCC website I acknowledge that the information may be out of date or inaccurate and I agree that the MRCC cannot be held liable for any damage that may be caused by use of this information or website. The Club webpages are not meant to be an alternative to personal instruction. I acknowledge that neither the MRCC nor the members involved in its production, will be held responsible for any omissions or mistakes, nor liable for any personal or third party injuries or damage, howsoever caused, arising from its use.
  • I acknowledge that enthusiasm and interest are no substitute for common sense, care, knowledge and experience.
  • I agree to have my personal details kept in the Club records and for these to be used for communication by the Club of any and all Club activities and initiatives.

Details of climbs recorded on the MRCC website or any publications produced by or somehow affiliated with the MRCC together with their grades, reference to in-situ or natural protection and locations are made in good faith having been compiled from first ascent descriptions and old guidebook information. Descriptions and grades should be treated with extreme caution. Unfortunately climbs can change; holds fall off, rock becomes dirty, in-situ gear deteriorates or disappears. Even a minor alteration can have a dramatic effect on the grade or difficulty of a route. It is therefore essential that climbers judge the condition of any route before committing themselves.

 

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