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USEFUL ADVICE FOR THE ABSEIL
One climber abseils using the belay plate, while the second climber uses the self-arresting belay plate. No additional gear is necessary.

    - pay particular attention to the nature of all in-situ gear used on the abseils. Replace any untrustworthy gear;

    - always use a friction knot (prussic or other autoblock) beneath the guide hand for added security;

    - do not let go of the ropes upon reaching the next stance. If necessary, tie them off;

    - use a daisy chain to correctly adjust the distance of the abseil device and friction knot. (photo 4). This type of sling is extremely useful for abseiling: the various loops enable the abseil device to be positioned correctly away from the harness while keeping the friction knot in close.




    S: stance
    D: daisy chain
    B: belay plate used for the abseil
    F: friction knot

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