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What's going on in this single-line rappel diagram?

David Kerkeslager · · New Paltz, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 55

Yeah, I've seen pictures of the fiddlestick before. That thing seems extremely dangerous.

David Coley · · UK · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 70
Michael Schneider wrote:

A, 'keep it simple' moment, (&, no, I do not use a 'twist 'd cord' figure 8, (nttawwt) it is just a clear example)

As pictured, this is fine, but as a general method I would be careful about teaching it. As shown it works because of the ring/mallion on the anchor. In a situation where there is just a big loop of cord or webbing, the carabiner can pass over the loop. Hence the need to clip the carabiner to the other line.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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