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QUT and affiliates sued for $8m Kangaroo Point 28-May-2017 At 2:20:02 PM Paul
On 28/05/2017 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 27/05/2017 rightarmbad wrote:
>> just the common sense of adding an
>>extra layer of safety into a system with virtually no overhead.
>Which is fine, you can do whatever you like. I once saw a guy at nowra
>who put 2 quickdraws on every bolt (to guard against the reasonably common
>occurrence of unclipping).
>Just don't try to normalise taking people off belay at loweroff crags.
>I'll say it again, the way I do stuff is the global norm, it isn't some
>weird thing I invented. Why don't you find one actual good active climber
>to back your idea of going in safe at the top of every sport pitch? Please
>report back when you find someone who's with you on this.

We are talking about a cliff where signs had to be put up telling people to belay off their harness and not the fence, and I witnessed a person belaying of a sling attached to the said fence no more than 2 meters from the said sign.

Maybe signs to help people who don't know understand best practice for safe lowering off.

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