Forums: Climbing Information: General: Re: [parseeker] Weird gym lowering method. Has anybody heard of this?: Edit Log




MrEction


Jul 5, 2013, 5:19 AM

Views: 5293

Registered: Jun 25, 2013
Posts: 16

Re: [parseeker] Weird gym lowering method. Has anybody heard of this?
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  

Flipping the brake side of the rope across your hip, and holding it beside or almost behind you was the way I was taught to descend someone with a Grigri. The device does provide friction, but you should NEVER become dependant on it. I've never thought it was that difficult, and I don't know why you would have to let go of the brake side of the rope!! Maybe it's more complicated with the grigri permanently anchored to the ground?

The gym I use has tethers to anchor YOURSELF to the ground if you're belaying someone much heavier than yourself, but they attache the grigri to the rope, and keep it closed with a ziptie.

You should see if you can't belay in a way you're more comfortable with, but don't just do it without talking to someone there first. They're usually legally obligated to make you do things a certain way for insurance reasons.

There is something to be said for comfort as long as you're still being safe, and you don't get so comfortable that you get lazy.


(This post was edited by MrEction on Jul 5, 2013, 7:20 AM)



Edit Log:
Post edited by MrEction () on Jul 5, 2013, 7:20 AM


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?