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Please help gym etiquette advice needed urgently 24-Feb-2019 At 11:57:41 PM Stugang
Hey all question for you masters of all knowledge.....

I’ve never considered myself anal regarding being super safe. Not that I seek danger just that I think climbing safety has most to do with being practical with what you’ve got and common sense once you’ve got an understanding of the basics.

I’m climbing a lot more in gyms now than I have ever and I’m now getting exposed to stuff that seems just stupid. To make it worse some of it is done a lot and condoned by “instructors” (allegedly).

Am I going crazy and getting old and becoming mr super safety but is the following situation kosher or bullshit......two people leading different routes but clipping into all the same QuickDraws. Ie. two ropes on different routes going through the same draws climbing at same time (one higher than other though).

To me it seems dumb to put it a polite way. Apart from being rude you’ve got possibilities of belayers colliding and also seems that risk of unclipping yourself during a fall is increased. If you really do have to share bolts isn’t unclipping their rope and then clipping yours safer? (As long as they’ve got a couple clipped below them).

Have I been living in a cave to long? Is this behaviour OK and I need to catch up with the times? As I was met with a fair bit of hostility when I suggested that it was a bad idea.

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