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Topic - Narcolepsy and climbing safety???

trubs - on 13 Aug 2012
i have recently been diagnosed with narcolepsy and am on the medication for it which is working perfectly but my problem is a side part of narcolepsy called cataplexy. Cataplexy is a sudden and transient episode of loss of muscle tone, often triggered by emotions, and my medication is helping loads but not 100%.
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?

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