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Local climbing gym scary place 16-Apr-2018 At 4:20:27 PM martym
On 16-Apr-2018 Sandym wrote:
>But does it happen every single time someone climbs on the wall? I've
>yet to see anyone belay properly. A big problem is none of the staff nor
>the owner is actually a climber and they do not seem to appreciate that
>one second with your hand off the brake could mean serious injury.
>This is the only gym I have climbed at in Australia and they have all
>the ropes set (top-rope only) with old school ATC's. Is this standard
>in Australia? I'm thinking at least a gri-gri or similar would mean there
>was at least some belay.
>Not, of course, if the belayer were to hold the handle open, but these
>belayers (I use the term very loosely) simply let go of the rope altogether.

Most gyms in Sydney I've been to use ATC only. Speaking to one gym manager that recently phased them out said they found Gri-Gris less safe.

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