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General Climbing Discussion

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Solo Aiding a beginners intro 14-Feb-2007 At 1:58:21 PM NEVERCLIMBED32
Sorry to be a pedant Bomb.
But if you are useing the chest harness to orient the grigri then you are clipped in at the waist.

As M9 has pointed out one of the things you have to watch for clipping in at the chest is getting a smack in the chops from knots biners etc. in the event of a fall.
In the event of a fall, my experience is that when you fall far enough it becomes a tumbleing fall. In my mind, while this is beyond your control. You can at least be sure that when the rope takes up (and you do get that smack in the chops) you will at least be upright (albeit with a fat lip and a few busted teeth).
This could be vitaly important should you be rendered unconscious during a fall. From what I recall reading here and there the chances of survival of anybody left inverted are less than ideal.

Any comment M9?

Thanks gsharrock for the tip re the munter. It seemed to work a treat belaying of the coffee table. I'll let you know how it goes on the big stone.

BTW Bomb....I wouldn't use the lenght of a fall that anyone has ever taken as an indication of compitence or experience.

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