Our situation in the gym is a bit special and not ideal for containing infectious diseases. We are all cramped in a small room and touch surfaces and gear that cannot be cleaned efficiently. Please keep to the following procedures.
Make sure you are healthy and do not have any of the symptoms!
- Do you have fever? Cough? Sore throat? Headache? Shortness of breath?
- Has anyone in your household had these symptoms in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with anyone having COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
If so, please do not come to the climbing gym in order to protect the health of others!
We will check your temperature before registering and will not allow you in if it exceeds 37.5 degrees.
Please make sure you understand and agree with the following procedures and rules before attending. There is a certain risk involved for you and others. Be aware of that risk and take care!
During climbing events:
- Keep 1.5m distance from your climbing partner and others in the gym.
- Leave one climbing route free next to a climbing team.
- Please wash or sanitize your hands when entering the gym.
- Use the hand sanitizer after you change a climbing route/set of anchors.
Treat the walls, belay devices, and ropes as if they are infected. They cannot be cleaned efficiently.
Gear will be lay out for everyone to take upon arrival and should be placed in boxes when leaving the gym. We try to keep the contact as little as possible. The gear cannot be disinfected chemically, but will be set aside for 7 days in order to have potential virulent particles become inactive. This is not the best way of disinfecting. Please be aware of that when using rental gear. It is recommended to use your own gear. We might also run short of gear, if we have multiple events per week.
Again! Please be aware of the risk involved for you and others. The club is run by volunteers and we are trying to keep the risk of infections as low as possible. We will have to make sure that everyone is safe and non-compliance with the procedures can lead to exclusion from climbing with the club.
Fortunately, the situation is not serious in FN QLD at the moment, but this can chance rapidly.
Thank you very much for your understanding!
Happy (and safe) climbing!!!
+++ IMPRTANT UPDATE +++ (17/03/2020)+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Given the actual situation around the pandemic coronavirus, we decided it is the best to pause the climbing club activities for a while.
Looking at the development worldwide, Australia is one of the late countries to be hit. But the virus is here and it will spread. We can be active about it and try to slow it down in order to be able to deal with it better.
We believe the gym is a good place for spreading the virus. We cramp 30+ people in the small room and touch the same biners, tubes, ropes and climbing holds, while high-fiving our awesomeness and hugging constantly, because we like each other so much!
In addition, we are all fit, energetic, beautiful people with incredible finger strength and impeccable immune systems. Therefore, we might be carrying the infection without even noticing it. And even though we are not the risk group, we might have loved ones that are not so tough. And because they constantly want to touch our rock-hard biceps, they might risk infection with more severe outcome for themselves.
Fun aside, all signs alert that it is a serious thread. We are lucky in Australia that we are late and can see what happened in other places. Good advise is to isolate and help slowing down the spread to reduce the number of fatalities.
Please understand that not coming to the climbing club will be a good thing.
We miss you already and there will be a big group hug event when it is over, which might take a several weeks/months.
Stay safe and healthy!
Welcome to the Cairns Climbing Club Website!
Our club has access to the climbing facility of the Northern Outlook in Redlynch and runs regular climbing nights for its members.
Everyone is welcome to join the club and be part of a small friendly community of climbers. That means there are no restrictions on age, prior experience, or anything else.
Just come along to any climbing night, sign up, and get started! Kids are very welcome, but might want to bring their parents or a guardian to watch them or help them belaying.
Any new member will get an introduction, in which they get familiarised with the belay technique and the gym in general. The set-up of the gym differs from normal climbing gyms in that we have only top-rope, back-up belayers, and guides to oversee the climbing activities.
There are shoes to rent and harnesses/helmets to use. You only need to bring sporty clothes. You do not need to bring a climbing buddy or a belay team, but can easily meet fellow climbers on the site. We are a very open and friendly community. Just come along and check it out!
Climbing nights are usually every Monday and every second Wednesday, but make sure to look into the calendar!
See you soon!
Disclaimer: The club is non-profit and run by volunteers. This means we try to keep the costs for members as low as possible, and it may be possbile that climbing nights are cancelled on short notice due to lack of available volunteers.