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May
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comment Toproping with two ropes joined by a double fisherman's
Thanks for contributing the point about ethics. I am glad you could validate my concerns about using two ropes for top-roping with your personal experience. I hope someone might also contribute what professional guide services think of this practice, if any testing on this has been done, and if there have been any accidents using this technique.
May
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revised How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
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May
14
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
@Mr.Wizard: I was trying to find an example where it might be beneficial to give a little more slack. A climber who falls right above a roof might, due to rope stretch, fall to a hight where, when he/she swings back into the wall, the feet might be below the roof, while the head is still at the hight of the roof, which could result in the head slamming into the wall. I'll edit the question to point out that this is more of a hypothetical situation.
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May
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answered How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
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May
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comment FiveFingers or hiking boots?
I second this. One additional thought: VFF are not water tight. Muddy terrain can cause water to enter from above the shallow rubber sole. Of course they also dry a lot faster than any other hiking boot.
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revised If an autoblock inteferes with a belay device will a fireman belay have any effect?
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answered If an autoblock inteferes with a belay device will a fireman belay have any effect?