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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    someone experimenting with a twin rope/twin wrench ascent
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    Sorry, fixed it for you. .
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    Arb training companies in the UK now required to have all trainee climbers on two ropes at all times. This vid (from a small training company in England somewhere?) looks at possible (very basic) solutions. Take a look at the bizarre twin ZigZag setup at 10.00 held together with a velcro...
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    This latest development with the enforced or mandated use of twin line systems in the UK is an example of top down bureaucracy by the UK Health and Safety Executive - it’s not a grassroots development that evolved organically from within the climbing community. It’s an outsider with limited...
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    What about the dangers of a self rescue scenario with twin lines? In the event of an accident where the climber cuts himself in the tree and needs to descend out of the tree as quickly as possible for emergency first aid BUT the trailing ends of his twin lines become entangled below him, this...
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    Skip to 4.25 in this vid, Rich Hattier is using twin wrench SRT lines with a lanyard for work positioning. I know Kevin has run twin lines like this with his Roperunner. Food for thought. .
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    Tom Dunlap on the Educated Climber Podcast

    very good, enjoyed that.
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    Ok, final pic, HSE wants this climber on two full length climbing lines anchored preferably at two different anchor points high in the tree. Now imagine working this tree DdRT (which the vast majority of UK climbers are on). The rope management and bridge attachment issues are potentially huge...
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    Better example, the 3 points of contact as an attachment argument (in most tree work situations) would count for nothing (in the eyes of the UK's HSE). They would just argue that if his main line fails he's falling, caught by his flipline but how many lateral branches we work on will hold the...
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    When you are cutting with the saw, your hands are not being used as an attachment, your feet, legs etc maybe, but every time you're cutting you're essentially in free air, your main rope and lanyard/flipline holds you in the work position. In this scenario, there are 3 points of contact with...
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    from here - http://www.treemagineers.com/blog/life-changing-events/ 'We’ve had 6 fatalities in arboriculture so far this year in Australia. The highest per-capita fatality rate of any industry in Australia, for the 6th year running. Think somewhere we’re going wrong with the whole way we’re...
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    UK. Two ropes at all times(USA next?)

    It's happened. Looks like the UK is going to be the canary in the coal mine for two rope working. https://www.trees.org.uk/News-Blog/Latest-News/Two-rope-working-–-an-update It's not gone down well with the industry for obvious reasons the main one being very experienced long time pro...
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    Fu*%face Von Clownstick

    An unbending loyalty to the Democratic Party in the cause of delegitimizing Trump renders many on the left incapable of even positing the possibility they may be mistaken on any number of issues. .
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    Fu*%face Von Clownstick

    Lot of people trapped in Marxist indoctrination in this thread. .
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    Fu*%face Von Clownstick

    America will vote Trump in 2020.
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