/ no sportclimbing at climbing wall - how come?
Not wanting to name names/climbing walls or point any fingers, just interested to understand the real reason?
Walls trust us to use our own ropes/harness/noggin and their quickdraws when leading, so why not our quickdraws when wanting to sportclimb on their bolts?
But even that differs depending on insurer, each insurer has different rules. Insurance audits are as annoying as health and safety audits in bars and restaurants one day you lose points for not keeping the ice well scoop in sanitiser the next day you lose points for doing it.
Some walls do allow this e.g. Leicester. Most walls have them in situ held in place with maillons, though, and tend to remove them to signify that the route must not be led, e.g. due to a faulty bolt.
Just less risk, I guess.
If they have a belay shelf, why on earth don't people use it?!?
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