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Boulder Mat Hire Terms and Conditions

Boulder Mat Hire Terms and Conditions

Bouldering and Climbing are dangerous recreational activities and contain risks that may result in serious injury or even death.

Boulder mats are designed to provide additional safety for bouldering. There is no guarantee that a boulder mat will prevent injury or death even if used correctly.

Boulderers/Climbers must be willing to take personal responsibility for their own safety and actions and acknowledge the inherent risks involved. Risk management techniques such as correct spotting technique and matting placement should always be adhered to.

Beware of placing mats where they may slip or move, landing on or near the edge of the mat and landing in the gutter of the pad as these can increase the likelihood of injury whilst using this product.

In consideration of Highpoint Adventures (ABN 94 499 379 601) its employees and agents (the Supplier), renting to me the equipment recorded in the supplier’s point of sale system (the Equipment) I agree to the following conditions: 

1. I acknowledge receipt of the equipment in good order and condition and accept full responsibility for its care and I agree to pay for any damage to it however caused (including loss or theft) and will pay to replace at full retail value. Any equipment not returned by 6pm on the final day of the rental period (mid week) or 4pm (weekends) will liable for the following and subsequent days rental at daily rates, whichever is the higher amount. I agree that any deposit lodged by me may be forfeited to pay for all or any part of these liabilities; 

2. I am familiar with the proper use of the equipment. I understand that staff can answer questions I may have as to the proper use of the equipment but I have not relied on any advice or representation made by them or by the Supplier;

3. I agree to return that equipment in good order and condition and that failure to do so may incur additional costs up to the replacement value of the equipment;

4. I acknowledge that I will not be entitled to any refund or reduction in rental for early return of the equipment;

5. I acknowledge that the Supplier strongly recommends that climbers/boulderers have a spotter when climbing; and I agree to use the equipment in a safe and responsible manner and to comply with the Leave no Trace Ethic and ACAQ’s (Australian Climbing Association Queensland) climbing guidelines

  • Do not poo in the forest (find the closest loo and make a deposit in it)
  • Take all rubbish out with you
  • Leave your pets at home
  • Minimise impact by sticking to designated paths
  • Do not destroy the vegetation (if scrubbing is required do not remove plants ie ferns, orchids from boulders). If bouldering at Redbank (Whiterock) please check this link. 
  • Place your mats, don't dump or drag them
  • If chalk is required, use it sparingly, remove tick marks with a brush if any are placed when your session is finished
  • We would discourage the use of liquid chalk outdoors, as these often contain resin which can damage the rock surface
  • Do not mark or number boulders with chalk or other substances
  • Respect other user groups, leave your music at home and enjoy the sounds of nature

Remember: It is a privilege not a right to boulder in these areas. As a user group we need to lead by example, access is not a given!

7 Principles of Leave No Trace

More substantial information on each of the principles is contained in the Skills and Ethics booklet – Australian edition

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimise Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors


Clean Tips!

To avoid a dusty mess in your car and in store, please clean the mats prior to returning them to the store :) Thanks!!