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  1. *ASH*

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    watched a movie other night called kill theory . pretty good flick

    anyway made me think

    if you were cliff climbing with 3 friends under you , rope about to snap and all 4 of you are
    sure to fall to death . do you

    1 cut them off save yourself
    2 pray it holds and 4 of you die
     
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    I saw a movie, where the dad was at the bottom and he cut the rope on himself to try and save his son and daughter.
     

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    what would you do ??
     
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    The right answer, from a climbers perspective, is the cut the rope. But it would be excruciating to do and live with.

    Fantastic read.
    [​IMG]
     
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    ALWAYS carry a good blade. That movie with the dad had Ben Affleck in it I think
     
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    I used to do that a few times a week as a relationship building exercise.
     
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    That's not even a real question.
     
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    would you save yourself or everyone dies ??
     
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    i always wondered why they did not send over a snap block with rope and grabber . always urked me , then i thought girl has to die or it wont be a movie lol
     
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    Vertical Limit
    Not Ben Affleck, Chris O'Donnell
     
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    clearly: if I was on the top- cut away....if I was on the bottom- no cut...

    that movie referenced was Vertical Limit w/ Robin Tunney..started off good but then turned into 2 adult children w/ daddy complexes....
     
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    wasnt bill paxton also in it ?? i saw that movie
     
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    If all four of us would SURELY die then yes I'd cut the rope.
     
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    I think so
     
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    i never answered but if i was first on line i would cut them loose. if i was at bottom i would expect the first person to do the same ,
     
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    I don't put myself in that position.
     
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    sink an anchor and stabilize the line.

    unprepared people get what they deserve.

    assuming climbing in non combat, recreational conditions.
     
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    i would be on a line by myself. it was just hypothetical
     
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