There are four different types of membership in ÅK:
Monthly Membership (for experienced climbers on short term stay in Aarhus)
If you are an experienced climber (as a minimum you should be used to top-rope climbing) and on a short term stay in the city of Aarhus (for example on a one semester student exchange or on vacation), you can get a monthly membership. This membership will entitle you to use the facilities for up to six months and host private guests under the Guest Rules, but will not give you the right to participate in courses or classes. You will not gain 24 hour access to the gym, but may only use the facilities when another member with a key-card is present. To be allowed to belay you will have to be approved by one of the club's instructors.
To be admitted to monthly membership you have to report to a duty person. Check the google calendar on the front page (see the tab 'Nøglevagtskalender') to see when such a person is available.
Senior Membership (for climbers above 18)
If you have climbing experience you can be admitted any time through the ongoing admission. Climbing experience is defined as having routine in top-rope climbing. If you wish to be admitted through the ongoing admission you have to report to ÅK’s secretariat within the office hours which are announced in the calender. The office hours are named "Klubvært kontortid" in the Danish calender.
If you do not have any climbing experience, you have to sign up for ordinary admission. Ordinary admissions are held every month except for December. Each time up to 24 new members are admitted to the club, depending on the total number of members, which must not exceed 700 at any time. After each ordinary member admission, belaying courses and introductory classes will be organized.
The senior membership entitles you to:
- Boulder (climb up to 3 m above the ground)
- Participate in courses and training classes
- Acquire key-card access to the club 24/7
- Participate in communal activities such as parties, lectures and workshops
- Participate in the voluntary work under the various departments and receive training and education in connection with it
- Host children below 10 years of age free of charge. A legal guardian’s waiver form has to be signed before climbing. The member assumes all responsibility for the children
- Host private guests under the Guest Rules
If you wish to be admitted through ordinary admission, you have to sign up for an introductory meeting (in Danish: Introaften) by clicking on the word "Introaften" below. In the introductory meeting you will be able to see the facilities and be admitted.
If no introductory meeting has been set up, you can instead press "Venteliste til optag af begyndere". This form will put you on a waiting list, and you will then receive a mail when a new introductory meeting has been set up.
Junior membership (for climbers between 10 and 17)
If you are between 10 and 17 years old you can get a junior membership if a legal guardian signs you up. As a junior you will have the opportunity to apply for the regular junior team climbing and the junior elite climbing, but acceptance to these teams are not guaranteed.
A junior membership entitles you to:
1. Climb in the presence of an adult who takes on the full responsibility
2. Apply for acceptance on the junior team and junior elite team
3. Take part in members-only activities, such as lectures or parties
4. Become a volunteer in the different teams and receive education in regard to your responsibilities
5. Receive belay courses after you've turned 15
6. Acquire a 24 hour keycard access to the gym after you've turned 15
If you wish to be admitted through annual junior membership, you have contact the secretary within his office hours which are announced in the calender. The office hours are named "Klubvært kontortid" in the Danish calender.
Belay certificate: (For those who do not wish to climb themselves, but only do belaying)
If you do no not wish to climb yourself, but only want the opportunity of belaying others, for example your kids, you can attend a belay course and acquire a certificate. To get a belay certificate you have to contact the secretary within the office hours which are announded in the calender. The office hours are named "Klubvært kontortid" in the Danish calender.