ksolem wrote:I do a fair amount of vertical work on rock, replacing old unsafe bolts and anchors, in pretty high and exposed settings like The Needles in Sequoia. I very much prefer to set a fixed rope from above, but ascend the rope from the bottom using one jumar and one grigri rather than rappell down. This gives you a lot more control as you can make small adjustments up and down the rope with ease and safely.
Brad Marshall wrote:Abseiling in industry appears to be more common in Europe. For gear have you checked out Petzl's professional site?
They have a nice compact self-braking descender for these applications. Don't forget to use a lifeline as well for a back up.
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