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murf


Apr 25, 2002, 12:43 PM
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Jesus! You don't have to paint rainbows on a grigri to check it. If you're the leader, before you climb, yank on the rope. If it locks, you're good, if not, try again.

There's no excuse for not getting it right.

Murf


astone


May 4, 2002, 5:44 PM
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Just another pair of young punks dying to get radical...


joemor


May 4, 2002, 6:17 PM
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sell the gri gri and get a atc...... hard to thred them wrong...


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May 4, 2002, 6:45 PM
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My experience with an atc taught me to stay away from them. I respect them for a decent belay device, but I was sooo paranoid, even controling the brake line, that it seriously worried me to climb with my belayer using it. I've used an ATC or a figure 8 ever since.

I have got some rope burns in my day and wouldn't wish it upon anybody. I'm glad you had the gonads to hold on to the rope and save your buddy, I'd bet he appreciated it.

The lesson to be learned: Always double check your belayers setup and have him check yours. In my gym it's required that you have communication to check the belay setup (including the caribiner being locked and belay device being threaded right) and then communicate the start of the climb to let the climber know the belayer is indeed ready. This system of on belay, belay on, climbing, climb on, works wonders.

Try to use at the very least communication to tell your belayer to check the caribiner and belay device setup.

I'm happy nobody was hurt and you have a reminder to double check next time (if you can bring yourself to belay again, which I pray you can) Hope your hands heal quickly.


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May 4, 2002, 8:11 PM
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this may be a new thread topic but I've experienced serious rope burns too (taking a safety test). it made me think seriously about getting belay gloves. do people have any opinions or recommendations about using gloves on belay (pros/cons, good brands)?


maddie


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i shouldnt be praising you for your stupidity but... you did do well to stop the rope. i still frown on this sort of behaviour (just not with red eyes)


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Talons05 must be a Comm. Major! K.I.S.S....nice, I like. Well dude, I WOULD like to say way to go on saving your buddy's ass by taking the burn (literally), but I'm not going to. You guys should have known better and been checking each other! Accidents can ALWAYS be prevented. Also, it's not the Grigri's fault. When threaded correctly, Grigri's work great. Your friend should have also not have PURPOSELY been trying to take a whipper. That's just plain stupid. I guess we learn from our mistakes...I hope you guys learned. Good thing it didn't happen outdoors...if you would have been on a multi-pitch, who knows what could have happened. Be smart. When you do stupid things, not only does it make you look stupid, but it gives all climbers a bad rep. Help the rest of us climbers keep a good name for ourselves...climb safe. Climb smart.


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Graniteboy, Kudos on the suggestion of learning how to hip belay!


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thanks for the support


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WILL EVERYONE STOP REPLYING TO THIS POST

It is already nearly 2 years old, and the original poster just seems to enjoy reviving it once a year.



allan_thomson


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Sorry, but this just has to be said:


Wear gauntlet gloves next time your belaying. Enough said.

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