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#1 PDR

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:27 PM

You are at the top of a 400 meter cliff with a 300 meter rope and there is a ring attached to the cliff at the top to which you can secure the rope. There is a second ring in the cliff at the 200 meter mark. No long distance untying, you can't untie the rope at the top when you are in the middle, but you can climb down that rope to the bottom of the cliff. You can't unravel the rope, it won't be strong enough if you do. The only other way down is a bridge which collapsed after you crossed it. How do you get down the cliff without killing yourself?
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#2 Bidonet

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:41 PM

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#3 Writersblock

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:26 PM

once you attached one end of this rope to the second ring, you can grab that part and pull the rest and climb down the remaining 200 meters

And how do you support your weight while you do all this?
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#4 Bidonet

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:32 PM


once you attached one end of this rope to the second ring, you can grab that part and pull the rest and climb down the remaining 200 meters

And how do you support your weight while you do all this?



you hold on to the two parts of the rope a little bit higher than the ring and you tie one part. then you hold on to the part you just tied and pull the rest of the rope.
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#5 srt_anon

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:55 AM

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#6 person123456789

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:43 PM

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You dont have a 400 meter rope though!
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