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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

Topic Date User
Should GriGris be alllowed in climbing gyms 10-Feb-2011 At 3:16:08 PM garbie
On 10/02/2011 yankinoz wrote:
>On 10/02/2011 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>>Person how learns to belay on Gri Gri and doesn't know how to control
>>break line, has left hand holding Gri Gri in open position whilst using
>>right hand too fee out slack...
>>This happened to me, and I will never ever ever be belayed leading with
>>a Gri Gri...
>I would never ever ever be belayed leading by that person who doesn't
>know how to control the brake line.
>Agreed that learning to belay on a GriGri is bad. Teach on ATCs and
>I would suggest that Gyms should check lead climbers/belayers on ATC usage
>for a 'pass/fail' then allow them to actually belay with whatever they

No we prefer to check them on the device they actually use. Their technique on other devices is neither here nor there. But I'm a bit old-school in one way that I think all climbers should be proficient on a few devices including an ATC and even a munter hitch in case you need it one day.

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