4175.01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Climbing facility operator" means a person who owns, manages, controls, directs, or has operational responsibility for a climbing facility.

(B) "Climber" means a person in a climbing facility for the purpose of recreational or competitive climbing. "Climber" includes any person entering a climbing facility as an invitee, whether or not the person pays consideration to enter.

(C) "Climbing facility" means a facility or premises used by the public not located in an amusement park, carnival, or on public land designed and built for the sport of rock climbing, recreational climbing, or competitive climbing, including ascending, descending, and traversing over simulated rock surfaces that use belay systems in their normal operation.

(D) "Floor supervisor" means an employee of the climbing facility who has responsibility for all of the following:

(1) Observing, supervising, or monitoring activity in the climbing facility;

(2) Instructing or assisting climbers in the climbing facility;

(3) Enforcing the climbing facility's rules.

(E) "Personal protective equipment" means clothing, garments, harnesses, or other items designed to protect a climber from injury while rock climbing.

(F) "Spectator" means a person who is present in a climbing facility only for the purpose of observing recreational or competitive climbing.

Cite as R.C. § 4175.01

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 235, §1, eff. 3/28/2017.