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General Climbing Discussion

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No, ban them 5
Yes, we want to use what we want 40
I'm on the fence on this one, I should be ashamed. 3
I like em, but ban them if u have to. 4

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Should GriGris be alllowed in climbing gyms 10-Feb-2011 At 3:08:15 PM garbie
On 10/02/2011 Zoe_Kay wrote:
>Hi Garbie,
>Not sure if you will want to/ can answer this... But how do the numbers
>stack up in your gyms?
>Eg. How many leading accident have there been with people using an ATC,
>how many using a GriGri and how many using an Eddy???
At StPeters, there were two accidents using GriGri's, none using Eddy's, and one that I know of using an ATC (I'm at Villawood now so don't have the stats on hand). So I don't think these stats are statistically significant - would have to have a lot more accidents for better data - but we don't want that do we?

At Villawood we are allowing any device for a trial period but we're being strict on technique, in particular, keeping your brake hand on the tail at all times, no matter what the device.

I agree people probably become better belayers if they first learn on an ATC, but as long as they use their device of choice correctly while they are here, we don't mind what they learnt on.

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