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Topic - Slab falling technique?

Crimpchimp - on 21 Feb 2013
hi there.

Falling technique for slabs gradient Dependent.

I have heard stories of running down slabs to control a speedy descent. I have heard of people taking the slide like a man and I have heard of people pushing off in a traditional manner. Pro's and Cons.....

Running.
Pro's: Controlled.
Con's: Hard to get into position, Unreliable, Spinning when rope become taught.

Sliding.
Pro's: Slowing the descent, Least pressure on gear due to direction of pull and shock reduction.
Con's: Hitting things on the way down, Pain.

Pushing away from rock face.
Pro's: Most comfortable.
Con's: Most pressure on belayer, Pendulum, Shock loading.

Any personal stories?

Obviously falls cannot always be (climber) controlled and most uncontrolled falls could be a mixture of the above.
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