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Fall at Cliffhanger climbing gym 30-Mar-2007 At 9:14:18 AM PreferKnitting
On 29/03/2007 gfdonc wrote:

>One thing that came out of it (for me) was to move my hand down into the
>lock position when the leader goes to clip.
>Traditionally I've had my belay hand up slightly (without really realising
>it) thus in a better position to pull an armful of rope back in, if they
>drop the rope or change their mind (or even start to fall). But the suggestion
>was to move into the lock position in case the worst happens.

I would have to agree. I've seen heaps of people with their 'brake' hand up in the air. I guess, this was just an accident that could have happened to anyone. But it was just bad luck to happen to them.

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