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Rescued in Blue Mountains May 31, the analysis 23-Jun-2015 At 1:29:53 PM Sabu
On 23/06/2015 peteclimbs wrote:
>The reason people attach the prusik to the leg loop is to create some distance
>between the prusik and the belay device so it doesn't get jammed up. This
>is assuming that you're using the prusik below the belay device on the
>brake strand. FWIW my approach to rigging this is simply:
>Step 1: Extend belay device away from the belay loop using a sling or
>a PAS.
>Step 2: Attach prusik to belay loop (not leg loop)

I also use this technique and wonder why this is not more routinely adopted?
The added benefit of this setup is one can attach the device low on the PAS (but high enough to be out of the way for the backup) such that the remaining length of the PAS can be used to anchor in out at each belay station.

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