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LegDeLimber

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Damned vid was cut too short. Would really liked to have seen the next couple of minutes.
Just a civilian observer here.
Do any of you climbers (still?) have metal wire cored flip lines?
Or has OSHA or California declared them a hazard of some sort?
 
EchoRomeoCharlie

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This is one of the thousands of reasons I do not climb/cut with only a flip line. I want a way to get to the ground quickly and easily at the drop of a hat.

If he had a choked climb line with either a mechanical or rope prussic or even a figure 8 set up, he could have unhooked the flip line and repelled out of the inferno quickly.
 
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This is one of the thousands of reasons I do not climb/cut with only a flip line. I want a way to get to the ground quickly and easily at the drop of a hat.

If he had a choked climb line with either a mechanical or rope prussic or even a figure 8 set up, he could have unhooked the flip line and repelled out of the inferno quickly.
....also a case for wearing gloves too... Jeezus!
 
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Wow that spread really fast!!! He handled it well imo keeping calm and getting the fire off the tree and off the saw. Too bad it spread shortly after, I hope he was ok
 
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Damned vid was cut too short. Would really liked to have seen the next couple of minutes.
Just a civilian observer here.
Do any of you climbers (still?) have metal wire cored flip lines?
Or has OSHA or California declared them a hazard of some sort?
They are a hazzard around power lines that for sure. They on the other hand add a slight bit of resistance to cuts from a saw but can still be cut in half.
 
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