Jul 12, 2012, 12:43 AM
Registered: Nov 27, 2001
Sorry for the loss. My condolences.
Here's how you make sure this doesn't happen to you.
I always keep a couple of shoulder length slings with me. I rappel tons for work. What I do is to girth hitch a sling or two together from my harness. Then I clip the anchor with the sling(s) that are girth hitched to my harness.
Next I set up my rap and test it. The worst case is if I blow the setup, I only take a short static fall on the sling(s) girth hitched to my Harness. Once I AM SURE THE SYSTEM IS CORRECTLY SETUP, I DISCONNECT THE "TETHER" and start the rap.
This is the best and in my opinion, the only way to safely setup a rap and know that you won't end up on the deck from a screw up.
It's easy to screw up, and it's also easy to use this system so you don't end up on the ground in a bad way.
Sorry to hear this.
(This post was edited by socalclimber on Jul 12, 2012, 12:44 AM)