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PARTNER CHECK

A moment of inattention, an instant of fatigue, excessive confidence: moments of absence in which one can quickly forget to make a knot in the end of the rope, lock a carabiner, finish the tie-in knot...oversights that often pass without notice until the day an accident happens... To help avoid this, one can adopt a simple habit, the PARTNER CHECK: a mutual checking between climber and belayer before starting each pitch.

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

Before starting each pitch, the climber and the belayer must check each of 4 key areas to ensure climber safety:

Before starting each pitch, the climber and the belayer must check each of 4 key areas to ensure climber safety.

 

 

Belay system setup

Belay system setup:

- rope installed in the right direction (belay device function check)

- carabiner connected to the right place on the harness

- carabiner is locked

 

Harness.

Harness:

- harness waistbelt above the hips

- harness adjusted to fit snugly

 

Tie-in knot

Tie-in knot:

- tied-in to the right place on the harness

- a proper knot

- knot completed and tightened

 

knot tied in the end of the rope

Rope:

- knot tied in the end of the rope

 



Remember that before using your equipment, you must have read and understood the supplied Instructions for Use.


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