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OTHER STUFF => Idle Chat => Topic started by: ZombieCake on April 24, 2019, 01:37:00 am

Title: Best How To Climb a Ladder Song
Post by: ZombieCake on April 24, 2019, 01:37:00 am
This works on more ways than one... Should be a BCA training video, interesting SRT skills...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrUoDdS8lBc
Title: Re: Best How To Climb a Ladder Song
Post by: Mike Hopley on April 25, 2019, 04:15:19 pm
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interesting SRT skills...

I believe he may be using the legendary Alvaro system, known to few, mastered by fewer, and survived by exactly one.

(http://www.oucc.org.uk/procs/proc11/graphics/cartoons/ropewalking%20cartoon.jpg)
Title: Re: Best How To Climb a Ladder Song
Post by: Roger W on April 25, 2019, 05:18:17 pm
I tried that "Spanish" method for descending.  On some rather thin nylon cord.  Once.  Never again.
Title: Re: Best How To Climb a Ladder Song
Post by: Fulk on April 25, 2019, 05:21:23 pm
You can't beat the motorized aascension device (aka MAD).
Title: Re: Best How To Climb a Ladder Song
Post by: Mike Hopley on April 25, 2019, 06:18:01 pm
I tried that "Spanish" method for descending.  On some rather thin nylon cord.  Once.  Never again.

Did you also try the ascending method?

For the record (IIRC), it's "ascend without any jammers". Others who were actually there could tell the story properly.