Reply To: Clickimin Wall Future

Fat Git
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#10486 |

Concern over route setting sounds a bit paranoid to me. I don’t think their H&S advisors understand the risks (or perhaps they’ve had their ears bent by someone looking for a job setting routes) so I suggest we write them a risk assessment.

Risk – route is too hard for participants.
Outcome – climber falls off and is held by belayer.
Consequence – mild peril, small risk of grazed knee.

Risk – hold not properly bolted on.
Outcome – hold rotates, climber falls off and is held by belayer.
Consequence – mild peril, small risk of grazed knee.

So long as the belayer is competent, the ropes and harnesses are sound and the top fittings secure the risk is trivial. Of course, any failure in these could make matters more serious, but this has nothing to do with route setting.