If you think you are ready to take on the SkyPoint Climb make sure you read the information before booking. It's important to be aware of what you need to make your climb experience the best possible and also health and safety regarding climbing.
To make the most of your Climb experience, SkyPoint provides and recommends the following items to assist you on your adventure :
The key points you need to be aware of and consider before the date of your Climb are listed below.
In order to avoid disappointment on the date of your Climb, please read through them and follow all instructions accordingly;
- Climbers must wear fully enclosed rubber-soled shoes such as running or hiking shoes. Sandals, thongs and open-toed shoes are not suitable and cannot be worn.
- You should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the prevailing weather conditions on the date of your Climb. All Climbers will be provided with and must wear a Climb Suit that is worn over your own clothing, and no loose items, including jewellery such as rings, necklaces, piercing jewellery and watches will be allowed on the Climb. Guests with sun-glasses and prescription glasses will be provided with an attachment to secure them.
- Climbers should be checked-in 15 minutes prior to your climb start time. Climbs will not be delayed for latecomers.
- Prior to your Climb, all Climbers should consider any Health and Medical issues that may impact their ability to climb safely. We ask that all Climbers read SkyPoint Climb's Health and Safety information before the date of their Climb. Please note there are some conditions that make some people not fit to participate in a Climb.
- SkyPoint Climb operates in all weather conditions, with the exception of electrical storms, hail storms or excessively strong wind conditions (in which cases the Climber will be rescheduled). Climbers must still arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled Climb time regardless of weather conditions. SkyPoint Climb will decide in its absolute discretion whether a Climb is proceeding or not. In the event of wet weather, Climbers will be supplied with weather resistant jackets and pants.
- Climbers must sign a Climber Declaration and undertake a breathalyser test. If a Climber records a blood alcohol reading of 0.05% or higher, they cannot participate in the Climb and cannot reschedule.
- All Climbers are required to meet a minimum height requirement of 130cms and children aged between 12 and 15 years inclusive must be accompanied by a responsible full paying adult (maximum 2 children per responsible adult).
- Our safety system specifications require that all Climbers meet the 136 kilogram fully clothed maximum weight requirement.
- Tickets are booked for a specific date and time. They are non-transferable and non-refundable.
- Changes to the date or time of a reservation are permitted up to 7 days before your confirmed climb date, subject to availability. Changes requested inside of 7 days cannot be accommodated.
Your Health And Safety is our most important priority at SkyPoint Climb.
We are proud to offer such an exhilarating Climb experience that caters to many people, including those with various health conditions and levels of fitness. We take all measures reasonable throughout the entire Climb, however before taking on this adventure of a lifetime, it’s important that you read and assess the following health and safety information.
You will not be able to participate in the Climb if your health, physical or psychological condition or any other personal factor may endanger or risk your health and safety, or that of other Climbers or SkyPoint staff or affect your ability to complete the Climb unassisted.
A moderate level of fitness and strength, as well as full body control and hand-eye-foot coordination is required to participate in the Climb. While there will be occasional rest stops throughout your journey, the Climb itself will entail:
- Ascending approximately 140 steps at an angle of approximately 30 degrees to the summit of the Climb. You will then descend approximately 140 steps to complete the journey
- The steepest part of your experience includes climbing up and reversing backwards down a step ladder at an angle of approximately 65 degrees.
- During your time on the Climb, you will not have access to seating, water, shade or toilet facilities
- Possible exposure to adverse weather and elevation conditions
- Climber Declaration (PDF 183kb)
Limiting Health Conditions.
There are certain health conditions that may impact your ability to complete the SkyPoint Climb. Some of these include:
- Limb, joint or back injuries
- Heart, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions
- Visual impairment
- Pregnancy (within 20 weeks and pregnancy is of low risk)
- Kidney or renal conditions
For a complete list of health concerns that may prevent your participation in the Climb, please download the Medical Clearance Form. If any of these conditions apply to you, please seek advice from your medical practitioner, who will be required to complete the Medical Clearance Certificate located on the first page of this document.
Who is unable to Climb?
Unfortunately, this adventure is not for everyone. You are unable to participate in the Climb if you:
- Are under the age of 12 years
- Under 130 centimetres in height
- Weigh in excess of 136 kilograms fully clothed
- Greater than 20 weeks Pregnant
- Suffer from Broken Bones or severely Impaired Limbs
- Have recently undergone Surgery or have been under the effect of Sedatives or General Anesthesia within the last 48 hours
- A limb, joint or back injury or broken bone that currently affects fitness, strength or ability to climb independently
- Suffer from Vertigo, Dizziness or Balance problems
- Suffer from a Heart or Cardiovascular condition that has been diagnosed within the last 6 weeks or for which the customer is not following a medical practitioner's Medical Condition Management Plan
- Suffer from Chest Pain or Shortness of Breath
- Suffer from Epilepsy and are within 6 months from having been diagnosed
- Have suffered a Fit, Seizure or Fainting Episode in the past 6 months
- Have suffered from Syncope or Blackouts in the last 12 months
- Suffer from Acrophobia (true fear of heights)
- Register a blood-alcohol reading of 0.05% or higher during the compulsory breath test
- Are considered by SkyPoint staff to be under the influence of substances or drugs (whether prescription or not)
Climbers with medicated conditions such as Diabetes or Allergies must declare it on their Climber Declaration Form. Those with Diabetes must register a BSL between 6 and 15 mmol/dl within 15 minutes of Climbing and supply their Climb Leader with a suitable Glucose Supplement in the event its required during the Climb. Those on an Allergy management plan must provide details of the condition to their Climb Leader, as well as supply them with medication to manage the affects in an event of an allergic reaction.
Your health and safety is our number one priority! SkyPoint can decline participation if your health and safety poses a risk to yourself or others on the day of your Climb. If you would like further details to assess whether you meet the requirements to participate safely in the Climb, please refer to the Medical Clearance Form.