We have a local large company that was still teaching that as of several years ago. No way in my eyes.And I have seen old school climbers who will use the tail end of their climb line to rig a top or small branches. They’re perfectly fine. Not saying it’s right but there you are.
None of this back and forth over complicating stuff. Get in the tree and get it done already.
This industry is dangerous enough. I believe risk mitigation is super important, and this practice is creating unnecessary risk. Just because something is there (your rope) doesn’t always mean it’s the right tool for the job. And a large company too...? WTF. Like they cant afford to keep rigging rope available and in serviceable condition or something?We have a local large company that was still teaching that as of several years ago. No way in my eyes.
I frequently use this technique
Climbing gear is intended for light loads compared to heavy rigging gear, but with a high safety factor. Seems like 15:1 is pretty standard for life safety, while rigging may be as low as 5:1, so directly comparing the two seems a little apples to oranges to me.climbing gear is only meant for very light loads and so is generally not suitable for rigging operations. rigging gear is generally heavier duty and doesn't make for efficient climbing.
Rapping in the tail of the pullover/rigging rope? Tsk tsk. Poor practice. You know that too.
Who taught you to rig your F8 like that? Please show me where that is an accepted way? The bight of rope is supposed to come through the larger eye in the F8 then the lower portion of the F8 goes through the bite. The bite is supposed to be behind not clipped through the biner. If you’re insisting on using this practice use an F8 that is the right size for your rap rope
There are three strikes. And I’ll toss in backup brake to the F8. You don’t pass the Whistle Test
"Those less than 40kg will struggle to feed rope through with the ‘standard configuration’ on all but overhanging descents. Sport mode may be an good option in this case."