Youth Safety Policy 


Bouldering is super fun. And kids are naturals at it. But rock climbing is dangerous and has many risks. Highly-attentive adult supervision is crucial for the safety of youth and others.

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Youth Safety Rules


ANY YOUTH (YOUNGER THAN 14) MUST BE ACTIVELY SUPERVISED BY THE ADULT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM DURING THEIR VISIT TO THE GYM. DIRECT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED OVER YOUTH DURING THE ENTIRETY OF THEIR VISIT.

ADULTS CANNOT SUPERVISE MORE THAN 2 YOUTH AT A TIME IN THE ADULT CLIMBING AREA.

IN THE YOUTH SECTIONS OF THE GYM AN ADULT MAY SUPERVISE UP TO 3 YOUTH AT A TIME.


Before climbing, all participants under 18 must have a waiver signed only by a parent or legal guardian.

Unchaperoned drop-offs are not permitted. Youth must be actively supervised by their responsible adult at all times.

No jumping off structures.

No running, rough-housing, horseplay or acrobatics (flips, cartwheels, handstands, etc.).

Indoor voices. No yelling.

Fitness equipment may only be used by people 14 and over. No playing allowed on fitness equipment.

Never stand, sit, or walk in an area where another climber could fall. Always look at the climbing walls around you, especially when walking through the gym, to see where climbers are on the walls.

Never climb above, below, or near another climber. Please be considerate.

Never climb up the designated descents on the top-out structures.


Everyone at the Minneapolis Bouldering Project must check in at the front desk at the beginning of every visit. If you have not checked in, you do not have permission to climb or use MBP facilities.

Before beginning any fitness program or changing your physical activity patterns, you should always consult with your doctor or physician, particularly if you have been inactive, are overweight, or have or suspect any sort of medical condition that might be worsened by exercise.