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Apr 18, 2013, 7:33 PM

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Re: [theguy] Dangerous belaying...
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theguy wrote:
You could have said you agreed with the OP in this thread instead of starting a new one.

In case you care, JT512 prefers the approach of your girl (presuming it's done correctly of course) for sport-climbing with a gri-gri since he finds there's less risk of being short-roped on long clips.

Guessing that's not much of an issue for Devil's Lake though; sounds like a case of someone inappropriately transferring a technique to a different context, as others have suggested. Was her partner top-roping or trad-leading, and what was belay device? I'm guessing not sport-leading at Devil's Lake.

FWIW I was taught the thumbs-up method by a guide service for top-roping with Gri-Gri outdoors.

Yes, it probably would have been acceptable for a lead climb, and if she was using a self-locking device.
However, this was not the case. Her partner was top-roping, and she was using an ATC belay device.

She was sat down and was positioned exactly like this:

err... ok I'm new on this forum. Could someone please tell me how I upload an image in a post? I have it, I just don't know how to do this. (I tried placing the tags around the URL but it didn't work.)

(This post was edited by Gdog42 on Apr 18, 2013, 7:33 PM)

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