When NOT to Use Self Belays

Self belays, or as some people know as autoblock, third-hand, or painly 'prusik', for canyoneering newbs, are for the most part, a bad idea.

Rappel Device Extension

Contributed by Adolfo Isassi When not to use a rappel extension It seems that this is one of the aspects of canyoneering that is surrounded…

Frog Ascending System

There are multiple ascending systems, including the Texas Prusik (and variations thereof), the RAD (and variations thereof, and the Frog. The Frog is popular with…

Ascending Rope with Prusiks

The techniques depicted in this video for self-rescue out of a crevasse can also be used in canyoneering. You use the Prusik technique to climb…

Crab Claw Via Ferrata Lanyard

Crab Claw Via Ferrata Lanyard I found this video on YouTube providing instructions for tying a crab claw lanyard. Nothing wrong with it in the…

Safety Eight – Ocho Imperdible

Diego is narrating in Spanish, but the demo is easy to follow even without audio. He is rigging a standard figure eight device in both…

Clipping Short

Clipping short is a very simple technique that can be used in a variety of situations, including passing a knot while ascending, transitioning from ascend…

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