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When someone gets something jammed in their rappel device, the problem can be solved by getting their weight off the device. If the rappeller is unable to self-rescue, lifts and shifts may provide a quick and simple way for a partner to assist.

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  1. These are great skills to have. While they are rarely needed, when they are needed they are really needed. In this video Rich is almost always using a backup rescue rope. Many do not carry a backup rope to save weight. There are many ways to perform a lift using a variety of materials. Think of the principles involved and see what you have on your harness or in your pack that would allow you to accomplish these lifts.