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Short lower of the load during hauling

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.

During a haul, a short lower of the victim may be required for a variety of reasons.

A short lower should be done by simply lifting the cam, without deactivating the progress capture function.

Warning: be sure you can hold the load before lifting the cam: if it takes a lot of effort to haul, you risk being unable to control the descent. In this case, add some friction or make a knot in the rope where it exits the haul system to limit the risk of letting the load slip.

Do a gentle pull while simultaneously lifting the cam with the thumb.

Warning: do not push on the button to avoid accidentally deactivating the progress capture function.

Hold the cam up with the thumb and brake the descent with the other hand.

Warning: do not push on the button to avoid accidentally deactivating the progress capture function.