prompted by discussion on another thread , the most usefull response i can muster = this thread senario - an abseiler is on double rope [ specify how its anchored ] - using device [ specify ] , descending a 40m pitch . the rope = 100m [ you know for certain that both figures are true ] , but for " reasons " one strand = 15m short of the pitch bottom . there is no damage to the rope - nor is the " extra " tangled or trapped you have no other ropes you are either the abseiler - or at the pitch head - with extra equipment [ specify ] how do you get your self or your friend to bottom ??????????