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Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Posted: 21 Oct 2018, 10:38
by Flynny

Re: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Posted: 22 Oct 2018, 19:11
by T2
Great video Craig. Thanks so much for that. I rarely use an 8, but I'll be sure to show this technique to anyone I take on trips who is using one.

Re: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 08:46
by tom_brennan
Flipping the 8 on the carabiner is a handy trick, though I don't always show it to beginners. Depends a bit on how much info I think they can absorb.

I do use the "Into the frying pan, over the handle" mnemonic to make sure they rig the 8 with the rope running on top, in order to avoid girth hitches.

Re: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

Posted: 26 Nov 2018, 15:58
by Flynny
I filmed the frying pan skit but decided against including it in the video as the clip and flip method reduces the risk of dropping the 8 when nerves are shakey at the top of your first canyon abseil or the adrenaline is twitchy at the bottom as you unclip in a deep pool :-)