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QUT and affiliates sued for $8m Kangaroo Point 6-Jun-2017 At 4:55:45 PM Wendy
On 6/06/2017 Dave_S wrote:
>On 6/06/2017 Wendy wrote:
>> Has anyone actually tried lowering themselves hand over hand like this
>Yes, and it's actually not all that difficult. The anchors are acting
>as a 2:1 pulley with a lot of friction, so you actually only end up having
>to hold less than half your bodyweight in your hands.

Maybe we have different definitions of difficult. I don't want to have to hold 25 or so kg with my bare hands gripping a 10mm rope and definitely not to trust my life to it. If you are lowering off a route your just seconded or something steepish in a straight line, there's not any friction to help you either. I don't even trust myself to haul up a pack once they get a bit heavy and chuck them on my cinch.

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