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Rock Climbing Photo: You can rap from the first anchor on a 60m rope wi...
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By Carl Sherven
Aug 11, 2012
No knots in the ends?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 11, 2012
Why? The rope is on the ground.
By Drew Nevius
From: Oklahoma
Dec 8, 2013
Why? Because rapping off the end of the rope is one of more prominent causes of death in climbing and it's easily avoidable
By Klimbien
From: St.George Orem Littleton Vegas
Apr 29, 2014
Great photo - happy Climber!
By Ian Hancock
May 7, 2014
How do you rappel off the end when the rope is on the ground?
By Patrick N.
Sep 16, 2015
why do you wear a seat belt when driving if you don't expect to get in an accident. Doesn't matter if my route is only 80' I still knot the end of the rope when rapping. it's called COMMON SENSE. There will be that one time you actually need to tie the knot and you forget because you don't ever tie that knot. Better to than not to...
By Meredith Moseley
From: San Jose, CA
Feb 3, 2016
Thanks for your concern, but as you can see since someone took a photo of me, I had a friend on the ground who confirmed that the rope was grounded. Not tying the knot (as I would usually do) saved me a few seconds since I could just walk off the end--after a photo, of course.
By Scott Hutchings
May 2, 2016
I believe what they are trying to convey is that tying a knot takes about 5 seconds of time. Rapping off of untied lines is a prominent issue in the climbing world. It's always good practice to form safe behavioral methods that then turn into habit which can one day save your life.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 3, 2016
For those unfamiliar with Red Rock- tying a knot can cause more trouble than its worth due to the nature of the rock.

Being aware of the risks/terrain/etc and mitigating for those risks is what every climber should do- like many other things people claim you should 'always' do, tying knots in the end of your rope is situational. This situation, imho, isn't one of them.
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You can rap from the first anchor on a 60m rope with this much left over--perfect!

Submitted By: Meredith Moseley on Feb 28, 2011
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Physical Graffiti (5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b )
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