Author Topic: Some Gear Questions  (Read 1681 times)

DLottmann

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Re: Some Gear Questions
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2007, 04:59:40 PM »
...Though it does twist the rope up, it twists less if you feed the rope through, vs pulling it through....

This is truw.  When belaying a second on the munter keeping it loose, feeding the rope, AND keeping the brake and load strands together will eliminate all twisting.  Obviously the munter will be tight while lowering, but if you keep the brake strand right next to the load strand, there will be NO twisting.  I lowered someone in this manner from the top of the Saigons yesterday, with out a single twist developing in the rope.  As soon as that brake strand is not alongside the load strand twisting will occur.