Abseiling Thoughts...Is your belay plate worn out?

~ Saturday 27th June 2015

A week working on the BMG Alpine Summer training course let me see the world from the "other" end of the rope for a change. A "client" perspective on being short-roped, belayed, abseiled and generally looked after! One thought was on abseiling...

"Stacking" is the normal, safe way to manage abseils, and leaves the second and third person with this view, as the leader disappears in to the void.

Then we looked more closely...

...especially at the top of the belay plate where the rope bends sharply round an edge.

which made me happy to have a newish one!

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