A woman who suffered broken bones in a 30-foot fall at a climbing gym settled her Bergen County suit, Lilos v. High Exposure, for $1.4 million. The final portion of the settlement was reached in early December 2020, and payment was received Jan. 7.
According to the suit, Brittany Lilos, now 30, of Highland Falls, New York, was injured while using a climbing obstacle called “Leap of Faith” at the High Exposure climbing gym in Northvale on Nov. 7, 2016. Climbers scale a 30-foot tower, then walk a 6-foot plank before jumping off the plank and grabbing hold of a suspended punching bag. After grabbing the punching bag, the climber lets go and slowly drops to the floor. Each participant wears a safety harness attached to a device called a mechanical auto-belay, which is meant to safely lower the climber.
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