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Mini rescue question 8-Oct-2018 At 3:35:20 PM gfdonc
Just by way of correction/clarification:

On 8-Oct-2018 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>A far more important reason for not relying on a waist rope is when hanging
>free of the rock after taking a fall on steep climbing.
>If such hanging around involved much time then it can setup a situation
>where blood flow to extremities is interfered with and toxins can be released
>that can be harmful if not fatal!

This was what I learnt when I started climbing, and we made leg loops out of tape to prevent it.
However what has come out of further studies since then is that 'harness hang syndrome' is serious and potentially fatal even when a proper harness is used.

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