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james481


Jan 3, 2011, 4:40 PM

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Re: [notapplicable] NEAR MISS REPORT: The stupid mistakes edition
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I'll throw in one of my own stories from this past season: I was doing a full length (100 ft) rappel after setting up a TR anchor. I'm a long hair rocker type dude, so I normally extend out my device on a sling or PAS to help prevent getting anything (like my hair) stuck in there, particularly on free-hanging raps. This particular rappel started fairly low angle at the top and then steepened up to past vertical at the bottom, but for whatever reason I didn't think to extend out my device.

Of course, as soon as I hit the free hanging part, I turn around to spot my landing and my hair goes straight into the device (older style reverso) and sticks up in there good. A few leg wraps and a foot prussic was all that it took to pull it out, but I'm much more careful now about extending my device off my belay loop when needed. Cool


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