Pipeworks Safety Poster Contest
Over the summer, Sacramento Pipeworks team coach and summer camp head counselor Rob Trelford wanted to get his young charges involved in an art project with relevance to climbing, so he hit upon the idea of a safety poster contest.
Rob said, "More than anything, I needed an art project that the kids would be interested in, so I thought why not make it about safety since we spend so much time teaching them how important safety is."
The kids came up with a diverse range of subjects that clearly showed they were paying attention to safety. Among the best were:
"Watch out for route setters"
"Dont run in the gym"
"Dont climb above your head without a crash pad or spotter"
"Always put safety first"
"Dont skip clips"
If all of us adults were to heed this surprisingly sage advice from children so young, the gym would be a much safer place.
Wednesday climbing team member Ryan Porter took first place with his "Always check your knot!" poster. Congratulations Ryan, you win a $20 Pipeworks gift certificate!
Remember to stay safe in the climbing gym!
Labels: climbing safely, Rob Trelford, Sacramento Pipeworks