Great article! My girls loved the local indoor climbing gym and we went a few times before COVID hit. I tried it once, with the auto belay system, and reached the top to ring the bell. But then I was too scared to "let go" to get down from that high up. I ended up climbing down until I felt like I could let go and then relied on the auto belay to get me safely to the ground.
Logically, I knew I was safe. I had just watched my kids go up and down like little monkeys. But try telling that to the part of my brain that was too terrified to let go! I hope to return soon and try it again.