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How does clipping from the waist NOT decrease your length of fall during a clip.
i couldnt tell if this was solved or not but the math is off. A clip from 2' above the last bolt is definatly going to result in a longer whip. However if the climber is not clipping it will result in a shorter fall. A climber that is 2' above the bolt and then falls will fall a total of 4' then plus any dynamic effects. A climber at the same height but going for the clip has 2' of rope between him and the last bolt, plus the 2' needed to get to the next bolt, plus the 2' back to his harness(2'+2'+2'=6'). when the climber pitches at this point they would experience a 12' fall plus dynamic effects which we could possibly say may add another 3 to 4 feet. whereas a climber clipping that 4' bolt at the waist would only suffer an 8' fall.Joe
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