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General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
Yes, all the time 111
No, never 15
Sometimes 43
Yes, if it looks like head injury is possible 14
Sometimes, if i dont know the climb 0

Topic Date User
Wearing helmets 16-Nov-2005 At 12:00:31 PM Goodvibes
Have to agree with Dalia from the previous page. It seems that at times helmets can give a false sense of security so that a climber may go ahead and climb that pile of choss because they have a bucket on. Your best protection is always going to be your brain. Stay away from loose rock or choss, manage your rope properly so you don't get flipped, watch where you are going, be very carefull at the top of a crag so as not to trundle rocks down on those below, don't stand underneath other climbers etc.

Helmets are best in protecting your head from small falling objects, they do very little should you be hit by a 5kg rock or swing in and hit the rock at speed, even less if get hit on the side of the head.

I am yet to don a helmet when climbing, there really isn't that much loose rock in The Glen.

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