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Rock Climbing Photo: Rappeling into the sunset off Ridgeback (5.5) at R...
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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 17, 2007
I don't see a problem? The device can be used either way depending on the desired level of friction and her right hand looks fine to me. The left is a spare.
By Timothy Roehr
From: Tucson,Az
Jan 17, 2007
You turn everything the other side up and she is going to have to hold her hand up in the air to brake. She has it right. When she pulls down with her right hand the friction will be applied.
By Buff Johnson
Jan 17, 2007
I'm also saying she's cool, even though her brake hand is not entirely visible, I don't see a problem with the hand positions nor rigging.

She's also looking down & has good body balance to start the vertical section, not too shabby for a first rap.
By A.P.T.
From: Truckee,Ca
Jan 17, 2007
I'm sure she was properly coached before stepping off! First time raps can be an "eye opener." Cool photo with the sun don't you think..
By Jimbo
Feb 1, 2007
Very nice choice of shirt color, though.
By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 4, 2007
Her right hand is facing down for braking, it's just hard to tell in the pic. She would pull down to brake. The left hand is just to help guide the rope.

Thanks for the compliments on the picture!
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Rappeling into the sunset off Ridgeback (5.5) at Ridgeline. AJ was nervous about her first rappel, but the mountain lion encounter ten minutes later put things in perspective for her.

Submitted By: Scott Tucker on Jun 5, 2006
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Ridgeback (5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a )
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