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Discussion in 'Accidents and Near Misses' started by ratagonia, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    This is why I have gone to the Triple Clove, rather than the normal double-clove, for my biner blocks.

    That and the one that five people rapped off that was actually a munter hitch.

    Neon Bad Biner Block P5210578.JPG
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  2. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    I now use a constrictor hitch exclusively......
    I really like it once I got used to it (which didn't take long)..
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  3. Ted

    Ted

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    Ugh...
    Sigh.
  4. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Also why there's no reason to use a biner block at all on that last rappel if you have a single 60m rope. Just rappel double strand!
  5. hank moon

    hank moon kinetically bulbous

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    Also why there's really no reason to do any canyon at all - just do something else! :D
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
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  6. Anna

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    The triple clove is nice, and I like using it now that I know what it is. And since it is just as easy to tie as a normal clove hitch, there's really no reason not to use it. But I haven't had a situation like the picture happen with my clove hitches -- they pretty much stay in place on the spine, and when they're pulled down they look basically the same as when I tied them.

    How often does (did) something like the picture happen to your clove hitches? Could you identify something that caused them to move around more often? The picture you attached surprises me because it looks like the clove hitch moved when tied with a large-ish rope on a large round cross section carabiner, which I would have expected to be least likely to slip.
  7. Ram

    Ram

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    Perhaps besides the point but......
    NOT the last rappel in Neon

    [​IMG]
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  8. Cameron

    Cameron Long Tall Texan by birth

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    Disney world! GO to Disney world!
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  9. Taylor

    Taylor

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    Biner blocks, whatever. What's up with the naked guy in the pool?
  10. Ram

    Ram

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    Or climb East Temple
  11. Ram

    Ram

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    Rick "Doc Science" Fetters "expressing" himself and offering "enlightenment."
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  12. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    C'mon. He had no choice.

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  13. Cameron

    Cameron Long Tall Texan by birth

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    word travels fast now doesn't it!?
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  14. hank moon

    hank moon kinetically bulbous

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    Ram trip.
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