I am sorry that the climber is not transparent
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My son was using his improvised via ferrata system with 2 slings and locking biners, but he was also on a short rope attached to rockclimber77. The short rope was beneficial on exposed sections of the trail without cables.
Due to the recent forum on "bad submission" I draw how was this system working, and I believe that it was safe.
Again, each climber was attached with 2 locking biners, and slings. There was about 20 to 30 cm redundancy between the climber and the cable, so the maximum fall was up to 30 cm (=1 foot).
When the climber reached the place where the cable attached to the rock, he unclipped one locking biner, moved it over the attachment and lock himself back to the cable on the other side. Then he moved the other carabiner otherwise he would get stuck. So, at no point, there was a potential for taking a fall on the red rope.
The purpose of the red rope was to short rope the weaker climber on exposed hiking sections. The route follows horizontally, and at many areas it is a hiking trail, exposed, but a hiking trail without cables. We did not take the rope off for this section because we would have to repeat this process 5-6-7x?
We had slings, not via ferrata system, which I believe in a horizontal nature of the trail is not as bad as if you are doing a vertical route. On a vertical via ferrata you can slide 2-3 metes on the cable until you get stopped on the attachment of the cable to the rock. On a horizontal via ferrata, you can take a swing, and you will take a swing whether you have a specific via ferrata set or 2 slings. I made sure that slings were not too long, not more than 20 to 30 cm redundancy depending on climbers position. Again, I am not recommending this set up. I never meant to write how to do this route, but since someone enjoyed twisting it and showing it as a complete incompetency, I am describing what we did.
The first climber was not at any point not attached to the cables. It is my son, and I was closely following what he was doing. Again, I wrote in an article "do not take children" - my son is nearly 18, and very adept in doing such a route. I am feeling silly for describing this so much, but I am expecting that I will get attacked for this, or whatever i will write.
There was no way that anyone could take a 200 foot fall there in this situation - at least per me. And there is no way that we could break the cable by falling on it as one person wrote.
Frankly, it saddens me very much that the other photos show how my son is attached to the cable, it was explained below the picture, and someone just enjoys to manipulate it.
I was also attacked b/c I was not warning enough about rock fall. I did write down there is a climbing area below, I included the link to the album (the album is of my doing, and I have climbed there). Ok, so please if you are anywhere on the rock and there are climbers below you - do not throw rocks at them, do not kick rocks at them, or do not attempt in any other way to be sending anything on climbers below.
I am afraid to post stuff on line now - I realized that when I put up Maiden Voyage climb on SP, I did not mention not to throw rock on the climbing parties below. Shall I add it to every single pitch of the climb? just in case someone decides to read only a description of one pitch?
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