Hike Waiver

Below, you will find the hike waiver. You will be asked to sign a hard copy at the trailhead.



Assumption of Risk:

  1. I acknowledge that there are potential natural and/or human-made dangers associated with hiking in the Arizona outdoors, which include but are not limited to: slipping, tripping, or falling on rugged, slippery, loose, muddy, or boulder-strewn trails and stream beds; being struck by falling tree parts or rocks; being exposed to the elements including wild animals, insects, and dangerous plants; changing weather conditions; changing trail conditions, and equipment malfunction or failure. I understand at times I may have to traverse terrain that includes, but is not limited to, rocks, loose sand, mud, dirt, boulders, water, and through and/or past shrubs/cacti. These dangers can result in sprains, strains, torn ligaments, torn muscles, broken bones, eye and ear damage, cuts, wounds, scrapes, abrasions, contusions, head injuries, neck injuries, rib injuries, spine injuries, arm injuries, wrist and hand injuries, leg injuries, ankle and foot injuries, injuries to other parts of the body, exhaustion, sunburn, sunstroke, dehydration, poisoning, infection, illness, oxygen shortage, animal or insect stings and bites, shock, paralysis, or death. I understand that Rock That Relationship! guides do not carry an EpiPen or Inhaler for asthma or other medical issues. It is my responsibility to bring any necessary medications and/or administer medication to myself should I need to do so while on the hike. I also acknowledge that they do not carry anti-venom or snakebite kits.
  2. I acknowledge that there are possibilities of attacks or encounters with insects, wildlife, and/or animals.
  3. I agree to fully inform the guides of my ability to participate in the hike and of any physical or medical conditions that might impair my hiking skills such as vision or depth of field perception or limited movement in part of my body.

NOTE: Please write any medical conditions below that may impair or impact you during this hike:

  1. I acknowledge that a danger of hiking in undeveloped areas is the lack of immediately available medical facilities or health care professionals such as doctors and nurses and that some injuries or sicknesses which can result from participation in the hiking tour may require medical care greater than the basic first aid the tour guides can provide. If I do not feel that I will be able to complete the hike, I will let the guide/s know so that they may help me decide the proper course of action.
  2. I acknowledge the guides are not trained/certified mental health professionals or medical professionals, and the activities conducted on this hike are not offered as a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. Further, I understand that the activities conducted on this hike are entirely voluntary. If I do not want to participate in an activity, I will let the guides know. I will also decide for myself the benefits and drawbacks of any suggestions, recommendations, advice, or guidance provided by the guides, who are not acting in any healthcare or legal-related capacity, and take full responsibility for any repercussions or outcomes associated with following these suggestions, recommendations, advice, or guidance. Further, by law, I acknowledge there are certain situations in which information that is disclosed may be released to the appropriate authorities with or without my permission. These situations include where children are physically abused, neglected, or sexually abused; in emergency situations where there may be danger to the participant or others, as homicide or suicide; if a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena; and/or if an unreported life-threatening crime has been committed.
  3. I agree to follow the instructions of the guide/s during the hike.
  4. I agree to stay with the group, stay on designated routes, avoid short cuts, use care when traversing challenging terrain, not approach animals, use any safety equipment provided, and not exceed my physical limitations and abilities.
  5. I am responsible for my own hiking equipment and will wear the proper attire-hiking boots or shoes/trail shoes, hiking pants/shorts, layers for changing weather, and a hat. I also understand I am responsible for bringing at least 2 liters of water, snacks, a lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, hiking poles, rain jacket, and/or any other item necessary for the hike.
  6. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage that I may cause or suffer while participating, or I agree to bear the costs of injury or damage myself, and I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition that I may have.
  7. I understand the description of the risks associated with this tour and understand that it may not be a complete list of every possible scenario that could arise while on or associate with the hike and these unknown and unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or even death.

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, and Indemnity Agreement:

I acknowledge that Rock That Relationship! has informed me of the risks and dangers associated with this hike and associated events. On behalf of myself and my successors or assigns, I hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify LeadU, LLC, its employees, guides, owners, officers, trustees, agents, all landowners, and any affiliates from Rock That Relationship! from any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise that may arise out of my participation in guided hiking and all other related and/or secondary activities. I specifically understand that I am releasing, discharging, and waiving any claims or actions that I may have presently or in the future for the negligent acts or other conduct by LeadU, LLC, its employees, guides, owners, officers, trustees, agents, all landowners, and any affiliates from Rock That Relationship!, their successors and/or assigns. By entering the Agreement, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made by the releasees, other than what is set forth in this Agreement.

I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Declaration of Fitness Agreement:

I acknowledge that a hiking tour is not the same as a walk in the park. I furthermore and hereby declare that I am personally physically fit and that I have no physical and or mental condition/s that should preclude me from participating in my chosen activity. I am not participating against any medical advice or treatment and I have not been diagnosed by a registered doctor as having any illness or injury that would preclude me from participation. I further declare that in the event that I feel ill or unwell, have any physical complaints whatsoever or if an injury is sustained of any kind during the course of hiking activities, I will notify the guide immediately and before moving away from the immediate vicinity.

I have read the HIKING TOUR ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND LIABILITY / WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT / DECLARATION OF FITNESS AGREEMENT, and I fully understand its terms, and understand that I have given up legal rights by signing, and I sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.


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