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Nov 28, 2012, 9:36 AM

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Re: [camhead] I'm new, but this setup seems unsafe
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camhead wrote:

What I'm saying is that, while this is silly, and is for reasons more of convenience and organization than purely safety, there is nothing inherently wrong or against Trango and Petzl's recommendations in anchoring devices to the floor.

from PETZL ...

Belaying with the GRIGRI anchored to the ground: WARNING, Danger!

This technique is strongly discouraged because it has been the root cause of many ground falls. In fact, if the GRIGRI is positioned at the wrong height for the belayer, he risks involuntarily blocking the cam and preventing it from braking the rope.

In addition, with a GRIGRI anchored to the ground, controlling the descent is more difficult than with the GRIGRI on the belayer because the weight of the climber cannot be felt.

if an accident should happen, id hate to be the gym that went against the manufacturers recommendation ...


(This post was edited by bearbreeder on Nov 28, 2012, 9:39 AM)

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