Browsing Archive: March, 2019

Threading a Lower-Off

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Friday, March 15, 2019, In : Top Tips 

One of the key skills you need to take your indoor leading outside is to be able to thread the lower-off at the top of your route. A lower-off is a pair of bolts, sometimes joined together, which allows you to pass your rope though them and clean out all of your own equipment ready to use on the next route.

The principle is simple – get to the top, untie, poke rope though the bolts, retie, be lowered off collecting your quickdraws on the way. The trick is to make sure neither you, nor the ...


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