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Charlie Brumbaugh
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Here is what I don't like about your plan, the less experienced people will be tying themselves in without you present and the last person won't have a second pair of eyeballs to double check that they have everything set up right.

However there is a way to have everyone set up ahead of time. What you want to do is throw both ends down and then set all of the ATCs up and ready to rappel. Extend the ATCs with a sling so that the people are not pulled to the ground.

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Only the last person in the line will be able to rappel, due to the weight placed on the rope. Once you reach the ground the next person will be able to rappel and so on.

This way you can do a double check that everyone is set up properly and ready to go. Also you will be able to give them a fireman's belay at the bottom.

I would take them rappelling first before you take them on this trip.

Here is what I don't like about your plan, the less experienced people will be tying themselves in without you present and the last person won't have a second pair of eyeballs to double check that they have everything set up right.

However there is a way to have everyone set up ahead of time. What you want to do is throw both ends down and then set all of the ATCs up and ready to rappel. Extend the ATCs with a sling so that the people are not pulled to the ground.

enter image description here

Only the last person in the line will be able to rappel, due to the weight placed on the rope. Once you reach the ground the next person will be able to rappel and so on.

This way you can do a double check that everyone is set up properly and ready to go. Also you will be able to give them a fireman's belay at the bottom.

I would take them rappelling first before you take them on this trip.

Here is what I don't like about your plan, the less experienced people will be tying themselves in without you present and the last person won't have a second pair of eyeballs to double check that they have everything set up right.

However there is a way to have everyone set up ahead of time. What you want to do is throw both ends down and then set all of the ATCs up to rappel. Extend the ATCs with a sling so that the people are not pulled to the ground.

enter image description here

Only the last person in the line will be able to rappel, due to the weight placed on the rope. Once you reach the ground the next person will be able to rappel and so on.

This way you can do a double check that everyone is set up properly and ready to go. Also you will be able to give them a fireman's belay at the bottom.

I would take them rappelling first before you take them on this trip.

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Charlie Brumbaugh
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Here is what I don't like about your plan, the less experienced people will be tying themselves in without you present and the last person won't have a second pair of eyeballs to double check that they have everything set up right.

However there is a way to have everyone set up ahead of time. What you want to do is throw both ends down and then set all of the ATCs up and ready to rappel. Extend the ATCs with a sling so that the people are not pulled to the ground.

enter image description here

Only the last person in the line will be able to rappel, due to the weight placed on the rope. Once you reach the ground the next person will be able to rappel and so on.

This way you can do a double check that everyone is set up properly and ready to go. Also you will be able to give them a fireman's belay at the bottom.

I would take them rappelling first before you take them on this trip.