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socalclimber


Jul 11, 2012, 9:43 PM

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Re: [JasonsDrivingForce] Moore's wall accident
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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.

Robert


(This post was edited by socalclimber on Jul 11, 2012, 9:44 PM)



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