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flamer


Feb 3, 2003, 6:45 PM
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Ok listen close...when the second gets to the pendulum point... they tie in short and remove both ascenders from the line....this is important....ok now jump!
josh


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DISCLAIMER....Do not do what I said in my previous post...unless you are crazy and have a death or dismemberment wish!! I'm serious!
I don't feel like typing out the real way to do it! But I will tell you that the Pendulum on the RR thing is a trick . By the leader not clipping the last 5 bolts you leave enough slack in the line so that the 2nd can also do the pend. Thus there is no need to do the time sapping traditional method of cleaning a pend.
Maybe one of PTPP's epic typing marathon's is warranted here?
josh
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DO NOT TIE IN SHORT AND JUMP!!!!


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Ok here, On the RR you don't clip the last five bolts leading to the Pendulum point but you do clip the pendulum point. You do this because the pitch ends immediatly after the pend. this way when your second reach's the bottom of the aforementioned and unclipped 5 bolts they merely swing over to the belay clip in, untie, and pull the rope.
I can't really describe the process involved in cleaning a rappel the traditional way without diagrams and sense I'm a computer retard you are out of luck! sorry!
josh


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