Unit 4 - Lesson G
Closing the System
There are an unfortunate amount of climbing accidents caused by either rappelling off the ends of climbing ropes or lowering your partner past the end of a climbing rope. This is a problem easily prevented by simply tying knots at the end of the climbing rope, an act referred to as 'closing the system'. Watch the video, practice with your own rope and try tying some double fisherman's knots on a single line. Any knot will do as long as you remember to close the system every time. Climb on!