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Local climbing gym scary place 16-Apr-2018 At 6:10:19 PM Dr Nick
But to the best of my knowledge the Sydney gyms use Go-Slows at the top - a double wrap of rope around a one way ratchet, so taking in is relatively easy but there's at least some friction on the way down. That's why they're such a pain when you're lowering a light climber, and why shit belay technique doesn't cause that many (serious) accidents.

The other thing I worry about if the staff aren't climbers is "mate's harnesses" which still have the old double back style of buckle. I've seen plenty of those half undone recently, including halfway up the exit climb of Butterbox canyon!

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