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Mar 20, 2008, 5:38 AM

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Re: [billl7] Escape The Belay Sessions: Backup Belay
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Separately, I received a comment about how to connect the static line to the top rope. It was ...
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A prussik cord attached to the top rope on the belay 'arm' would give you instant adjustability. Clip that to the secondary belay line with lockers. Easily derigged and yet another demonstration of the amazing prussik!
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I agree. With a prussik, adjusting the connection point would be smooth. On the other hand, literature generally indicates to always back up a prussik. Given the exercise, I think we should view this connection as a primary.

One could use two prussiks at that point. Still, various literature about the prussiking-up-a-rope exercise indicates to periodically back up them up (e.g., figure 8's on bytes clipped to harness).

Given this, I've come to view an unattended/unweighted prussik with suspicion.

If folks have additional comments on this then I'd like to hear about it.

Bill L

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