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Topic - Shunting on an Overhang

Dan 85 - on 18 Mar 2013
Hi, would appreciate advice on this.

I have a Petzl Basic (bit like a Shunt, but with teeth) and have used it to top rope practice vertical/slab routes.

My question is can I use it on overhangs to work routes? I see the main problems to be swinging out after falling off, being pulled off by the weight at the bottom of the rope and potentially the basic getting caught on my clothing or harness (potentially pretty dangerous) by the rope being pulled out from the rock.

Any ways to safely get around this?

Thanks in advance.

Dan
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