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acorneau


Jul 4, 2013, 5:09 AM

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Re: [UpToTheOzone] What does a climbing helmet actually protect you from?
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Yes, a helmet is designed to protect your head. Either something hits your head (falling rock, etc.) or your head hits something (bash your head on the wall).

I've heard many folks say that a helmet is only good for falling rocks, however in my experience I've seen many more people hit their head against the wall than get hit by a falling objects. Luckily all those folks were wearing helmets and ended up fine.

I used to be like a lot of people and not want to wear my helmet, but when I witnessed a good friend bash the back of his head against the wall in a relatively short penduluming lead fall I knew I needed to make it a standard part of my climbing gear.

[edit for spelling]


(This post was edited by acorneau on Jul 4, 2013, 3:19 PM)



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