brenta wrote:Initially, when the rope has just come taut and the tensions are low, static friction prevents the rope from moving across the biner and the climber with less rope is decelerated more violently. However, the tension in the rope on his/her side increases until the difference in tension between the two sides cannot be compensated by friction. Then the rope moves.
Right, didn't think of that. Would be great to have some simulation to see how everything actually plays together.