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Re: [ClimbOn] *** CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK ***

From: Cheryl
Sent on: Monday, August 15, 2011 4:47 PM
Thank you, Patrick!


On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Patrick R <[address removed]> wrote:

We have about 200 members now, lots of beginners, and only about 30 views of the safety message, so I'm sending this out to everyone because there are more and more outdoor and multipitch climbs coming up.  I will periodically resend this notice. 

If you participate in an outdoor (or even indoor) climb, be aware that you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK and you take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for your own safety. There is a wide range of experience in the membership. Definitely check out the profile of the person hosting an outdoor climb and don't be afraid to ask them questions. Be wary of a host who is non-responsive, evasive, or vague. Safety in the gym is fairly well-enforced, but never take it on faith outdoors.

It is STRONGLY recommended that you take an anchoring class and rope management classes to learn how to distinguish safe techniques from unsafe ones. Experience alone does not guarantee knowledge of best practices. Know what to look for and don't be afraid to ask why an anchor is set up the way it is or about rope management techniques. Assume that you will be trusting your life to the equipment and techniques being used. If you are uncomfortable with anything, stay on the ground, help out in other ways, don't put yourself at risk.   


- Patrick

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