My climbing experience is limited to heights of about 30 feet or so,
but regardless I'd like to understand the proper way of climbing up a
tower while remaining connected at all times. When people start their
climb at the ground, how do they attach to the tower while climbing?
Do they have a safety cable permanently mounted to the tower or do
they clip a cable as high as they can reach, climb beyond it, clip
another as high as they can reach, and so forth or what?
On 10/24/07, Bill Turner <email@example.com> wrote:
> ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
> On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 04:08:48 +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >AT NO TIME SHOULD WE NOT BE ATTACHED SECURELY TO THE TOWER.
> ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
> I know you are right, but I have seen tower climbing professionals who
> climb a tower with no safety line connected at all, and only hook up
> when they are in place ready to work.
> If the professionals are so lacking in concern, what hope is there for
> us amateurs? I guess after you climb a few hundred towers with no
> accidents, you become immortal.
> My rule is to always have two connections to the tower: Either my
> safety line plus one hand, or two safety lines. I never trust only one
> safety connection, ever.
> 73, Bill W6WRT
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