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Home Climbing Gym Self Belay?

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Devin Hakola · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2019 · Points: 0


I am going to be building a little wall/cave maybe 45 degree or harder for about 8-16 feet and would like to get around spending $1000 plus on crashpads and was wondering if anyone has tried a self belaying-lead setup. Sounds too good to be true I think but curious if anyone has input.  Also I know nothing about gear so don't drop too much slang please.


Ben Pellerin · · Spaceship Earth · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Foam pads? All your doing is making a moonboard/boulder wall why do you need a belay?

Mike Knight · · Canton, Mi · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 50


Andrew Child · · Corvallis, Or · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 821

There is no way that you could make a self belay setup that would reliably prevent you from decking on a 45 degree overhang when you're only 8ft off the ground. You'd be better off just buying a single trifold pad, or a matress, or just a bunch of foam.

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