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General Climbing Discussion

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Melbourne CBD Gym 2007 9-Feb-2007 At 11:34:51 AM Stuey
On 9/02/2007 steph wrote:
>I can definitely see how it would be much safer and less prone to human
>error though

One Autobelay failed recently at the Westway in England and dropped a guy from the top of the wall. They've all been taken out of commission pending a full investigation (apparently it was a machine error and not a pilot error)

Theres also the problem that as the person is climbing alone, there is no-one checking that the climber has tied in etc - A few Darwinian candidates have climbed to the top and then realised as they fell to earth that they hadn't clipped into the Autobelay at all.

Autobelays also encourage the true gym bunnies who have no interest in 'real climbing' and simply want to run laps to keep fit etc. The machines really yard you up the wall too so you're getting alot of assistance.

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