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Abseiling tips, tricks, habits and advice 28-May-2014 At 1:47:36 PM Sabu
On 28/05/2014 martym wrote:
>"A tip from Mike Law for windy abseils, is to weight the ends of the rope
>by tying something heavy to the end, e.g. some climbing rack."
>I couldn't think of a worse way to grapple hook your ropes somewhere inaccessible...
>Does Mike wanna chime in?

One alternative is to coil each rope and then (loosely) sling them to your harness (one on each side). As you rap off you feed out rope from the coils. This negates the need to throw the ropes and risking them ending up in a tangled mess. Worked fairly well last time I tried it.

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