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Abseiling tips, tricks, habits and advice 28-May-2014 At 4:34:17 PM davidn
On 28/05/2014 rightarmbad wrote:
>Agree with Patto.
>I rarely use backups of any sort and I think I may have tied knots in
>the ends once.
>Being aware of you surrounds pretty much negates the requirement of backups
>and leaves two hands for primary control of the device.
>If the terrain is truly dangerous enough to require backups, then a belay
>from above for the first one down and a belay from below for the last one
>down is quicker, simpler and far superior than any other method.
>I truly do look in wonder at the many backup systems promoted and simply
>ask, why?

I can't imagine you ever rapped to bolt something, but you've never rapped to clean anything? Don't get me wrong, gung ho blah blah ground up everything but it's all good in theory until you can see an unavoidable block/flake.

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