/ NEW ARTICLE: Self Rescue for Climbers - Escaping the System

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UKC Articles - on 16 Feb 2011
Self Rescue for Climbers - Escaping the System, 5 kbIn part 2 of this short video series, Steve Long shows how to escape the system - another essential step in crag self rescue.

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TRip - on 16 Feb 2011
In reply to UKC Articles:

That's a really good video.

I often use the rope to build my belays, rather than slings. How would I go about escaping the system if I had a 3 or 4 piece belay equalised using the rope?
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lithos on 16 Feb 2011
In reply to Tom Ripley:

you mean using ropes equalised from anchors back to you not to a central power point ?

if so, use the method described (and in the 1st picture) for when anchors
are out of reach, put a klemheist sling around all your ropes - equalising and considering direction of pull. Link the prussik to this sling, release belay plate slowly to load this set up.
Then you can use your tie-ins (remember to stay attached somehow) to create a powerpoint
and tie the live rope into them via a munter-mule (locked off italian hitch) and remove the prussik and kleimheist

there was a thread on this a short while ago from Andi Turner with good stuff on it
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=438298&v=1#x6173202

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