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Cleaning anchors - etiquette 10-Jun-2015 At 7:26:03 PM nmonteith
On 9/06/2015 One Day Hero wrote:
>People switching between lowering and abseiling is a source of very bad
>accidents, so be super careful to make sure both parties know the same
>Don't trust kiwis! They're poor as over there, hence can't afford mallions,
>hence rap off, hence will drop you at sport crags where lowering off is
>the norm.

Yep. I expect my belayers to never take me off 'presuming' that I could be rapping off. I'm lowering off unless I say otherwise! I've spent years climbing all over the world and the only place I ever saw the majority if climbers rapping was at Paynes Ford in NZ. I didn't see a single person do it on my recent 7 week Spain trip.

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