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Lowering off with a short rope 22-Jun-2016 At 10:45:03 AM IronCheff
I've been wondering about this myself. Assuming this is a sports climb where lowering off is common and over hanging so climber cannot reach to the climb. Seems there is no one easy solution that always fits.

Extending the rope with a cordellette (which a sports climber is unlikely to have) or 2nd rope (own or borrowed from another climbing party) is only going to gain a few metres as the joining knot will stop when it gets to the first draw.

Having the belayer climb part way up seems to be the most practical solution. Hopefully they can reach their climbing shoes and capable of doing the climb, they will have assistance from the counter weight, can pull on draws and boink to get past sections they can't do.

Climber prussiking up is possible, slow, tiring and a sports climber is not likely to be carrying prussiks.

Climber boinking all the way back up, most people probably not capable of doing it for more than 10 metres.

With assistance from another climbing party if someone can reach the anchor by climbing same or neighbouring climb or walking around the back they could lower another rope. Climber could rap or be lowered off it.

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