/ Narcolepsy and climbing safety???
I now feel fit enough to get back on the rock but am worried about seconding/belaying someone encase i have a catapleic fit. I am more in control of them and the likelihood is slim but i want to be extra careful.
my question is.... Is there any type of belay device that is self locking and reliable. I have research the grigri range but i was wondering if i should be looking at any other belay devices to ensure i get the best. also are there any other climbers with narcolepsy is so any advice in general and for climbing?
General opinion is that the Gri-gri is not totally hands free so won't be 100% safe for your partner. I think there is an industrial version that is more expensive, heavier but more of a certainty (perhaps the ID?). Part of the problem is that it is rather awkward for the climber if they get stuck up a route because you can't lower them. This is something that you are going to have to work out very carefully with your climbing partners as there is the potential to get into a quite tricky self rescue situation.
> (perhaps the ID?). Part of the problem is that it is rather awkward for the climber if they get stuck up a route because you can't lower them. This is something that you are going to have to work out very carefully with your climbing partners as there is the potential to get into a quite tricky self rescue situation.
the ID can be used as a belay device as well and can lower according to the pdf instructions
unless you mean the antipanic function in which case you are dompletely correct
P.S. not a professional, just read a bit about it because I thought about trying to get a job in rope access
What the instructions don't tell you is that while its an excellent descender, it's a *terrible* belay device.
Elsewhere on the site
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
At a bar in Llanberis an old man chimed in And I thought he was out of his head Being a young man I just laughed it off When... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more