Climb Ethic

Risk and safety


We the climbers know that we are taking risks. Above ground, our commitment exposes us to dangers whose conscience requires a permanent attention to safety. In climbing, it is possible to lose everything and we must give attention to the reliability of the rock, of the equipment, of weather forecasts, of our belayer, of our climbing partners and of ourselves. As an apprenticeship in assessing risks and trust, climbing encourages autonomy and responsibility. Indoors or outdoors, risk is present at every second of life and we should not abolish it from climbing. We must be fully conscious that we can put others in danger and share information about the risks that we are aware of.