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Which auto block device, Reverso 4 or ATC Guide? 3-Jul-2013 At 9:13:43 AM pecheur
On 2/07/2013 kieranl wrote:
>I mostly climb on double ropes and I have never owned or used an autoblock
>device for use with them. I have mostly used leather gloves, sticht plate
>or standard ATC and they've worked for catching both leaders and followers.
>You can get a bit carried away with all this stuff.

Yeah that's because deep down you're a nice, hard working and conscientious guy of roughly average male size Kieran. If I suspect that someone's going to dog the pitch, whilst I can, I don't really like (especially if they weigh more than me) holding their weight for long periods of time, hence onto the autoblock [1].

Also a lot of the time I climb with people that I weigh over 30% more than (no I'm not talking about you :P). I feel better if they have some sort of assisted braking.

[1] I suspect I'm going to cop it sometime in the future from people who see I have them on autoblock ...

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