May 5, 2010, 2:47 PM
Registered: Apr 8, 2008
on the gym where i climb, we teach everybody to rappel and clean the route while rappelling. this is because it seems every route here has different anchors, some allow you to be lowered, some dont.
What kind of anchors do you have that you can't lower off of?
some routes have just 2 hangers with quicklinks set at the same height. others have chains or rings, but they are set at the top of the rock and not in the vertical face, so even pulling the rope after the rappel is hard. i dont know if im explaining myself there...
others have rope hangers, but the route is overhanging , then vertical, then leaning forward. so lowering someone would drag the rope severely on the change of angle...
EDIT TO ADD: all this is outside... the gym has top rope anchors and leading routes with proper anchors at the top for lowering...
(This post was edited by shu2kill on May 5, 2010, 4:48 PM)