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Rescue plate
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Rescue plate


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Rescue plate

Manufacturer: Cassin

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 - 3 Votes


Page By: Nikolas_A

Created/Edited: Jan 1, 2004 / Jan 1, 2004

Object ID: 952

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The rescue plate allows the belaying of the lead climber, the possibility to rappel, but overall offers the opportunity to simultaneously belay the seconds of a group independently.

- Multi use
- Arrests second of the party independently
- Smooth, simple, light


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Nikolas_AUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I used to carry one when climbing in a group of three, in order to belay two seconds simultaneously. I didn't find it convenient for rappeling though, so I carried a figure 8 instead. Now I have replaced both with a Tre Sirius which does everything better.

Pros: Lightweight. It is auto-locking and can be "remotely operated" (i.e. you can walk away from it as long as you hold the brake end). You can belay two seconds simultaneously and independently.

Cons: If one (or both) of the seconds falls, it is very hard to unlock it. They can help by unloading the rope but this is not always easy (and if it was they wouldn't have fallen there).
Posted Jan 1, 2004 8:27 am

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