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    Knot your ends

    Old video, but new to me.



    Even "pros" use grigris wrong.

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    That's a lucky dude.
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

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    WTF happened there? Can you imagine though, how hard that dude would have hit a knot on the end of the static line? It would have hurt bad.

    Was it the guy that screamed like a girl, or an onlooker?

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    Looks like he was just holding open the cam on the grigri with no hand on the brake stand. Cam won't lock back up + no brake hand= bad time. Good thing he was over water.

    I agree, a knot would've hurt, but probably could've saved his life if he was over land.

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    Sad bump: https://www.ksl.com/article/50661368...tonwood-canyon

    Though, in this case it sounds like no knots was the correct protocol but they just somehow rapped right past the anchors and weren't paying attention to how far down the rope they were.

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    i am not a canyoneer but as a climber itís a good reminder that a life is worth more than worrying about a little lost gear.
    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

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    Reading through the article comments apparently knots can lead to drownings in Class C canyoneering so they were following standard protocol. But, damn, I can't imagine doing a multi-pitch rappel with no knots and not keeping a frequent keen eye on how much rope I have left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Reading through the article comments apparently knots can lead to drownings in Class C canyoneering so they were following standard protocol. But, damn, I can't imagine doing a multi-pitch rappel with no knots and not keeping a frequent keen eye on how much rope I have left.
    So many things in canyoneering terrify me (Iím a climber). Especially the need to disregard basic climb safety because it might lead to drowning. Jeebus.

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    i use a sharpie marketed for use on climbing ropes and
    paint both ends of my ropes for 3-4 feet

    i mark the middle with an alternating pattern - - - - - - - -
    so i wont confuse the different marks when the rope is flaked out

    not saying this would have made a difference ....
    RIP

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