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Descending on one strand with additional braking

Warnings

  • Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
  • Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
  • We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.

Ease of descent depends on the wear on the device, on the rope used, and on the load. Using a braking carabiner helps avoid being surprised by the descent speed, for example on a new, thin rope.

The braking carabiner helps provide better descent control.

The FREINO is a carabiner designed for this purpose. The braking spur should face toward you.

Descending on one strand with additional braking.

Descending on one strand with additional braking from a FREINO.With a FREINO

With a braking carabiner