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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Climbing Safety
From: (Frank Ayers)
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 05:48:25 -0800

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>Date: 2/11/02 11:26:59 AM
>An important note to make is that all of you should have 
>a shock absorbing lanyard.  The reason is, to sum it up 
>greatly, is that when your body falls, and then is 
>abrupty stopped by a line, the forces that are exterted 
>on the body are on the order of about 5000 lbs for a 
>typical 300 lb body.  That's enough force to really mess 
>you up.  The shock absorbing lanyards are designed to 
>cushion the fall shock to on the order of around 500 lbs.

Question - I've always used a lanyard made from some heavy dynamic
kermantle climbing rope. Would you think that would suffice or
would you suggest getting one of the commercial "progressive"
shock absorbing lanyards?


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