Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Coiling and Carrying a Rope in Loose or Easy Terrain

In the following video, AMGA Instructor Team Member Emile Drinkwater, demonstrates a couple of different techniques for brining in rope while moving through easy or loose terrain.

It's not uncommon in alpine climbing for a climber to find herself in terrain where she would be comfortable moving without a rope. But it doesn't really always make sense to take the rope completely off. More commonly, a team wants to move together quickly to the next technical section. Taking the rope off and putting it away leads to additional work and time spent.

If one practices the techniques shown in the following video, it's reasonable to cut down on time moving in easy or loose terrain. And this will speed up the entire day.

--Jason D. Martin

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