DMM "Bug". (Assorted Anodised colours. I have some Red and Grey as pictured...) Great all-rounder with exceptional friction. IMO)
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On 17/06/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>Nice - stuff - but how did you switch angles when he was pulling the lip
>on the 29?
I shot that at a different time. I actually wish I had more 2nd angle stuff but the batteries died, thus my panic "jump jump jump" trying to get Matt to jump off - the camera was about to go dead flat!
On 17/06/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
> snip ...
>... So if Matt was allowed to drop further, would the pendulum into the
>rockface below have been any less severe?
>~> I doubt it
Definitely dodgy belaying - more rope out certainly would have helped, and a bit of a jump, rather than sitting . . .
And seriously who wears gloves belaying these days? And when using a Grigri ? Come on . . .
On 18/06/2013 Macciza wrote:
>>... So if Matt was allowed to drop further, would the pendulum into the
>>rockface below have been any less severe?
>>~> I doubt it
>Definitely dodgy belaying - more rope out certainly would have helped,
>and a bit of a jump, rather than sitting . . .
>And seriously who wears gloves belaying these days? And when using a Grigri
>? Come on . . .
It looked like there was an attempted jump, perhaps it was a bit early, or perhaps there was a lot of drag over the lips of the previous rooves.
Not sure what, but the catch definitely could have been softer.
What crap! If the guys jumping from there you should have a whole lot of slack out - rope on the ground in front of you sort of thing . . .
And you don't need to be able to see anything to judge when to jump, feel works fine . . . .
Um i think that Matt weighs around 20kg less than most climbers. The weight difference makes dynamic belaying tricky, especially with a gri gri. Combined with rope drag from the roof its a recipe for being slammed.