Sunday, May 10, 2009

Autoblock Devices on Belay

Black Diamond shows the proper way to use an autoblock belay.

“I politely suggested that the belay setup wasn’t ideal as the belayer would need to raise their arm up above their chest (see photo) in order to lock off the climber, and they may not be able to hold the fall. The climber assured me that they “do this all the time” and that the seconding climber wouldn’t fall anyway because the climbing was “so easy.”

1 comment:

Pamela K said...

Thanks for the post, Richard! there's lots of interesting stuff in this article!