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Mike Barter

Rappel in high wind/getting the dam rope down

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You will not recover the 15 minutes you lost watching this video!!


Stay in the climbing game long enough and your sure to deal with foul weather. This video deals with a few tips about getting the ends of the rope down when wind is present. This video does not cover rappelling in any great detail as we have done that in more detail on other videos.

Most of the time grabbing a few coils throwing them off to space is enough. As the wind picks up you may actually have to carry the coils down with you. This is not as bad as one might think if done correctly.





Series on how to rap

This first covers what knot you use to tie the ropes together.


This one deals with dividing the rope.


This one deals with hooking up your rap device and backup prussik.


The merits of the backup prussik where to put it and why.


Mountain Guide Tom Wolfe describing a couple of methods backing up your rap.


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