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Belt up (or beat your kids) 22, Hanging Rock, Australia. The next bit of gear is an...
© jon, Feb 1986
Route: Belt Up
Hanging Rock (near Melbourne)
Climbers: Jon de Montjoye

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The seat belt is the thing bolted to the rock above the hollow above me. This is the crux. Clip it. If you fall off, the belt locks and all's well. If you grab the draw and gently put your weight on it - it drops you a metre or so!
jon - 18/Mar/10
Funky, someone had thought of the autobelay years before they were made!
grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat - 18/Mar/10
I think, but I'm not sure, that it can be attributed to the ever resourceful Mike Law. Perhaps an Aussie might put me right on that...
jon - 18/Mar/10
yea it was Claw. i made the mistake of giving it a gentle tug before clipping, leaving me with a longer runout to the top as the damm thing wouldn't retract. Climbing's been banned for a while there now as far as i'm aware.
jon bassindale - 18/Mar/10
yea it was Claw. i made the mistake of giving it a gentle tug before clipping, the damm thing wouldn't retract, leaving me with a longer runout to the top.
jon bassindale - 18/Mar/10
Great, thanks for that. I've never come across anyone else who's done the route!
jon - 18/Mar/10
Didnt Claw go through a phase of bolting odd things onto routes?I seem to recall an old iron and a door(?!) @ Arapiles...
gungan - 18/Mar/10
hello jon you look like j.c. in reverse not an insulte to that man
brian cropper - 19/Mar/10
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