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billl7


Dec 23, 2012, 11:57 AM

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Re: [patto] Rappel accident, 60' fall
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patto wrote:
Do people really think that simply gripping the rappel rope in a fireman's belay will slow the climber?
I tend to agree with that sentiment.

At the same time, I've seen many folks holding the rope while fully focused in a conversation with someone next to them or doing something else. Leads me to believe they haven't thought about it or are just inattentive.

About the only hope in that case is instinct.

Bill L

Edit: I shouldn't have said I've seen "many". I have seen enough where I think it is worth emphasizing when discussing the fireman's belay.


(This post was edited by billl7 on Dec 23, 2012, 12:00 PM)



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