PULLING THE CORD

Climbing - - CLINICS BEGIN HERE -

The rope can then be pulled on the same side as the knot. Make sure the knots in the ends have been re­moved. Hold both ends of the rope un­til you ab­so­lutely must let go. If the rope be­comes stuck, you can fix the other side to the an­chor to as­cend the stuck side, which is only pos­si­ble when you have both ends. Be con­scious of where the rope will fall when pulled. If the lead line be­comes stuck, you need to ei­ther cut the rope or re-climb the pitch to get it un­stuck. Some climbers use a thin dy­namic rope to rap­pel with for this rea­son. Once the ropes are clear, be­gin set­ting the next rap­pel. Thread the ropes through the an­chor and un­tie and retie the knot, set­ting up so you’re pulling the thin cord every time.

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