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Abseiling basics

Rope technicians have access to more instructional opportunities than ever before. Courses, books, online references, and videos mean that skills including speed rope ascents, passing knots, use of new devices, etc are now common. However, one thing

Descender tie-off

Technicians have always had a wide range of methods and reasons for tying-off descenders. Traditionally this was because they wanted to use both hands for another task and Munter-hitches, Figure8 descenders, and belay plates were not “auto-stop”.