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billl7


Apr 3, 2013, 5:31 AM

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Re: [scm007] Looping rope over tie-in -- alternate belay hand?
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I've always subscribed to the idea that multi-pitch climbers need to learn to belay equally well with either hand. My thinking was that one needs to be able to "aim" the belay the best way for all combination of circumstances where the alternatives may not be available:

* facing out from the cliff;
* facing in from the cliff;
* next lead starts to the right;
* next lead starts to the left;

etc.

Another thought I've had is that if the non-dominant hand feels too weak or too uncoordinated, one could reconsider the belay device and/or rope to compensate.

But I'm curious whether folks with lots of mileage on multi-pitch are successfully finding their way around needing this skill.

Bill L


(This post was edited by billl7 on Apr 3, 2013, 5:37 AM)



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