Xpress COMBO Mobile Spider Mountain With Bungee &/or Climbing Wall User Manual
should try to answer questions without taking their eyes off of the climber. In an effort to assist the
belay coach, the harness assistant should try to address all questions, if possible. This will allow the
belay/climbing coach can manage the climbers on the wall effectively.
Harness assistant - This person’s responsibility is to make sure the harness is being worn correctly for
climbing. This person should make sure the appropriate harness is worn correctly (i.e. small children in
a children's harness, a small to large person in the adult large harness, and a large adult in the adult extra
large harness). In addition, the harness assistant should recite the rules to the climber such that after the
belay coach reviews the rules, each climber will have heard the rules twice. The harness assistant
should try to take an active role in answering all questions from the crowd so that the belay coach’s
attention is with the climbers. The harness assistant should always watch the wall in an effort to assist
the climbing/belay coach in proper climbing.
Rules and Safety Tips - First, insure the climbing coach has double-checked the wearing of the harness
and has properly instructed the climber on the climbing rules; which are:
Climbers stay within the respective climbing route, generally marked with different color
handholds. If matching handholds, the four-foot area directly under the belay cable outlines the
No swinging from side to side.
No stepping on the belay cable.
No climbing if cable does not retract.
Communications with the climbing coach only, no distracting other climbers with idle
When rappelling, keep the kick-off distance to a minimum (approximately. 2 - 3 feet from the
No climbing with shoes without toes or toe protection (i.e. no sandals, thongs, etc.).
DO NOT allow a climber to climb beyond the wall top. A climber should never climb higher than
chest high to the top of the wall.
The weight range for the wall is 40 - 250lbs. It is possible for a child weighing less than 40 lbs.
to climb the wall as long as the climbing harness is properly fitted. However, the climbing rope
provided with the unit may need to be attached to the child's harness and the child pulled down
after the climb.
Do not allow someone to sit and bounce on the belay cable when finished rappelling. Have them
rappel onto their feet.
As a note, it may be necessary for the climbing coach to climb the wall to retrieve a child who may be
frozen in place afraid to come down after they have climbed to whatever height.
By way of recommendation, as the climber climbs the wall, the belay coach should be interactive by
offering positive words of encouragement and possible hand or foothold selection. As a climber rappels
after having climbed to the top, make sure the area on the ground is free of any individual who could
possibly get in the way of the repelling climber. The distance we recommend approximately. Eight (8)
feet from the front surface of the mobile climbing wall. The only person who should be in this eight-
foot area is the climbing coach. Upon the completion of a climb, the climber must wait for direction
from the climbing coach before proceeding to the harness area for removal of the climbing harness.
Likewise, the upcoming climber must be advised by either the climbing coach or the second person
ensuring proper fitting of the harness before proceeding to climb on the wall. This will ensure that a