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A discussion of the MPD, Clutch, and Maestro and a few of the features that make them more appropriate for some tasks.
A test looking at the effect of a fall on the rope below the victim's chest ascender.
There is a growing awareness of the benefits of dual main over the more traditional single main/single backup rope systems. Single main/single backup systems normally see the task undertaken using a main rope with another backup rope
The term ‘redundant’ is used with roping systems however I often wonder how much thought is truly put into this concept. By definition, a redundant component of a system is one that is not needed. A system