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Jul 14, 2012
Does it matter if you go top to bottom or bottom to top when tying in? And if so why? ixf729
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If you go top to bottom you might whip yourself in the nuts when you untie. Other than that, no. agd
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alexdavis wrote:
If you go top to bottom you might whip yourself in the nuts when you untie. Other than that, no.


genius.
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alexdavis wrote:
If you go top to bottom you might whip yourself in the nuts when you untie. Other than that, no.


I had never considered this. I just got used to going bottom to top so I've never encountered it. I wonder how many people have grazed nuts with a rope like this.
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But why? No point I figure. Scott McMahon
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I've heard people claim one is better for top-roping, while the other is better for leading. Hokum, doesn't matter aside from whether or not you accept the risk of testicular grazing. (Not the type of grazing that cows do) Brendan Blanchard
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Brendan Blanchard wrote:
I've heard people claim one is better for top-roping, while the other is better for leading. Hokum, doesn't matter aside from whether or not you accept the risk of testicular grazing. (Not the type of grazing that cows do)


Hmmm interesting. Never heard that. Anyone know the benefits?
Scott McMahon
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Jul 14, 2012
Scott McMahon wrote:
Hmmm interesting. Never heard that. Anyone know the benefits?

The benefits of testicular grazing? I don't think there are any
Jturf
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Just do it the same way every time. And have your partner lay a visual on it. Every time. s.price
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Top to bottom, or bottom to top, doesn't matter. But in Health class we were taught never to go back to front. Gunkiemike
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ixf729 wrote:
Does it matter if you go top to bottom or bottom to top when tying in? And if so why?


It doesn't matter.

I've heard someone claim I should go top to bottom. The claim is that I might, by not paying attention, miss my leg loops and at least I'd be tied into my waist loop. If I went bottom to top and, due to inattention, I might miss my waist loop and be tied into only my leg loops.

After I was done laughing, I asked if that was something told him by a friend of a friend who knew someone who was an AMGA guide.

I tie bottom to top simply because it feels right to me. It also feels right to check my knot and harness buckles before climbing. But, whatever works for you.
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That looks like a diaper with a belay loop. Dan White
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ive caught several people tie only the bottom look and missing the top ... ive also seen someone invert because of it

i go from top to bottom ...

whatever works for you, just dont miss a loop ;)
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lmfao hahahaha. This thread had be rolling. Good thing I have a gri gri so I canbrowse MP and sleep at belays. ZANE
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Whoever this guy is, he's just plain irresponsible...
Tyson Anderson wrote:
genius.


+1
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Jul 16, 2012
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bearbreeder wrote:
ive caught several people tie only the bottom look and missing the top ... ive also seen someone invert because of it i go from top to bottom ... whatever works for you, just dont miss a loop ;)


That's why I always always check the other person. Especially when I'm teaching others I bring up the Lynn Hill accident. If someone that good of a climber can make that easy mistake, then I'm always going to check my and my partner's knots and tie in.

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