The last demise of the climber in Patones does that this summer add a new mark regarding demises of sportsmen, and by this reason, go to remember to all our readers some of the recommendations that have to take into account in relation with the security in climbing.
To be able to warn them, the first that we have to consider are the dangers to which go to be exposed during the practice of the climbing.
In the first place, the desprendimiento of rocks can turn into a serious problem for us. These can produce by causes from geological until by the step of an animal or of another sportsman that find on us.
In this sense is important to analyse always well the terrain and procure avoid zones with excess of danger. Besides, if we have other sportsmen underneath, extremaremos the precauciones not to cause a desprendimiento that can them lesionar. Besides, always we have to ensure us that we use the suitable supports and that find in the precise place at all times.
Also we will have to take into account the state of our team, loaning special attention to the anclajes, since a small defect can finish detonating in an in principle avoidable accident. Thus it is essential to take us so much time as it was precise to check that all was in his place and in perfect conditions.
Of course use a team of quality and very reviewed is essential, and inside said team, so much the footwear like the helmet can suppose an important difference to the hour to practise climbing.
Regarding helmets, perhaps the best that can use are the ones of polietileno expanded, since they have a capacity of absorption of the very good impacts, avoiding no already only the injury in himself but also losses of balance.
A rope with a strength of lower crash will be more elastic, by what in case of fall this will be softer. A suitable value could be of 7,5 kn.
Also it is suitable to use ropes of the main possible length, since of this form will avoid the accidents during the descuelgue. If our rope does not have of labeling to the half, will have to do it, since of this form will be able to realise calculations more exact.
When the rope was new will glide much more that one that have been used previously, by what extremaremos the precauciones in such a case. If we observe a considerable deterioration in the rope, will have to be substituted the before possible, especially if it is visible the soul. In the case that it treat of a rope of big dimensions, will be able to realise a cut by the zone and follow using the rest without problem, but this yes, loaning attention to his state.
The arnés also has to be very taken care, and will loan attention to the zone of the step of rope, since it tends to age more quickly.
Finally also it is essential to loan attention to the mosquetones, since to base to use them also suffer a considerable wear.
Following these councils will be much more difficult that suffer an accident during the practice of the climbing.