Took the kids to the junior course yesterday, 6 kids 2 adults. They had a great time until they got stuck behind a seriously slooooowww climber with 2 of her mates. The whole party came to a standstill, waiting for her to huff and puff to build up enough courage to pass the 1 challenge, then a further few minutes, and I mean few minutes, to even start the next one. While I understand she might have a fear of height, she never had the decency to offer to let people go ahead of her when starting the next course (as there is no overtaking on course), her mates and the staff were no help either. There was a staff who said he'd encourage the kids to overtake her after the course, but no where in sight when needed. The kids were stuck behind her for 2 courses, came out frustrated, shaking with hunger and very dehydrated, lucky it wasn't a warm day (they had been on the course for 4 hours).
I think an 'overtaking' platform is required at every 3rd or 4th platform It can ruin the day for a lot of people along with potential to pass out from dehydration and hunger. If something happened to someone because they were stuck behind a very slow person, who would be held responsible?