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The big trad gear destructo challenge Sunday, 14 November 2010 At 11:35:48 PM IdratherbeclimbingM9
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On 12/11/2010 Pat wrote:
>M9 said. . . Sometimes just use a running clove hitch, but for
>>anything half serious I use a Silent Partner. I imagine once it locks
>off that there would not be much rope slippage . . .
>
>
>do I take it that you haven't taken a fall on the silent partner?
>

I have fallen on it a number of times now, both in aid and also free climbing. All of them smallish (read about 3m or 4m including rope stretch), and relatively inconsequential in the scheme of things.
The thing is, I have not studied just when it locked off or if there was any clove hitch slippage on the locked drum during those events, as my mind was preoccupied with other things at the time...
~> Remiss of me I know.
Heh, heh, heh.

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