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abseiling in safety
- Introduction
- At the belay
- Abseil and next belay
- Summary
Multi-pitch abseils - a step-by-step summary
(one safety knot only)

After having abseiled to the next belay, the manoevers are as follows:

- Make safe using the daisy chain or sling

- Remove the descender from the ropes

- Fix the ropes and tell your partner that he/she may abseil

- Thread the rope that needs to be pulled down (the one without the safety knot) from "below" and tie a safety knot in its end

- Untie the safety knot from the other rope

- Your partner abseils, arrives at the belay, makes safe and removes his/her descender from the ropes

- Unfix the ropes but do not let them go

- Pull the ropes, making sure they don't tangle or get caught

- Throw the first rope down the line of abseil when the double overhand knot reaches the abseil anchor. Continue pulling until the other rope falls through

- Tie a Marchand knot

- Insert the descender

- Unclip from the belay and begin the next abseil

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