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I like it! it fits in my realm if the KISS method! I do say though the rope has to be spiked before removing your attachment to the prussik! with that said you will have to use a separate Beiner to spike the rope other than your spliced eye termination. You can hang that up there to...
I had serious sciatic issues due to the same problems, one thing that really helped was "hindu push ups, in yoga known as downward dog upward dog stretch" they help stretch the spine and also your hamstrings which can be a major part of sciatic problems.
This is silly, if they are going to apply this rule to the RW they will have to apply it to everything. How about foot locking? the only thing that sees 100% of a footlockers weight are hands and feet, are they going to require people to be able to grip and lock 5000lbs before they can climb?