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Slung plates on P3 of Hobbit Book - psychological pro at best, false hope at worst.  I doubt they would have held because of potential outward forces in a fall.  Note that there is a definite distinction between slinging a knob/plate and tying it off!  Also note the extra weight added to the bottom of the slings to keep rope movement from dislodging the slings...
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old5ten
Jul 12, 2016
Slung plates on P3 of Hobbit Book - psychological pro at best, false hope at worst. I doubt they would have held because of potential outward forces in a fall. Note that there is a definite distinction between slinging a knob/plate and tying it off! Also note the extra weight added to the bottom of the slings to keep rope movement from dislodging the slings...  

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