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Partner angry

Dec 31, 2006, 10:05 AM

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EDK for self belay?
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Here how it works.

-Anchor one end to the ground.
-Tie in to the other end.
-Tie an overhand bite in between the two and closer to your harness.
-As you go up, loosen the edk and let some rope into the system to allow you to move.
-Probably every 10 feet have a backup as the primary EDK isn't all that tight.

This should allow you to tie directly into your harness eliminating the whole steel biner arguement

Edit: I wrote this as a troll, but fuck if it doesn't seem quasi-reasonable. At least in a pinch. I guess my only concern would be a loose-ish edk holding a whipper.

Does an EDK roll at 800lbs or reduce the rope strength to 800? If it rolls but the rope is still strong, this is easily fixed with backup knots.

Pass the bong.

(This post was edited by angry on Dec 31, 2006, 10:09 AM)

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