Incident:Rappel Mishap in Muir Ravine (West) 2018/11/22
|Incident:Rappel Mishap in Muir Ravine (West) 2018/11/22|
|Location||Muir Ravine (West)|
|Body movement problem||No|
Member rappelled off the end of double stranded rope.
One member who rigged a 50 foot drop with a 135 foot rope doubled over, no block, rappelling double strand, rappelled off one rope end. Once one end went through his rappel device he fell about 10 feet landing on his backpack which had a loosely packed 200ft rope in it, saving him from any physical injury. Given that he has been canyoneering for over 25 years, and had already rigged several rappels in this canyon this very day double stranded, it just shows that one can never be too careful about rigging and always be wary of distraction and complacency.