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majid_sabet


Sep 24, 2013, 12:35 PM

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Re: [petsfed] Climbing gym fatality,woman falls 30 feet ,Grapevine gym Texas
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its too early to conclude that this was in fact an auto-belay failure or biner misplace etc. I use auto-belay in our gym very often and the attachment biner is an industrial grade self-locking steel biner and the mechanism is pretty solid. From time to time, they require service and tension adjustment and calibration but overall, I haven't heard much of bad thing about them however, there are possibilities where things could go wrong. one common issue is when biner is not fully attached to belay loop. I could imagine biner gate been attached in away where you think its in the loop but biner is only attached to the edge of belay loop. Another worse case is when lowering mechanism fails where you are in full drop mode. other possibilities can be climbing without any autobelay (this is where pilot thinks the landing gear is down but its not and lands) .

just to have to wait on this one.


(This post was edited by majid_sabet on Sep 24, 2013, 12:37 PM)



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