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Thread Dibnah visit - crumbled like a chimney stack

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#61 OFFLINE   Talbot


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:26 PM

What I've never understood about the way he climbed his ladders was that he held the sides, not the rungs.  I was always taught when climbing a ladder to hold the rungs, as that way if your foot slips, you have hold of a horizontal bar, rather than holding the sides, where your hand could easily just slide down.


Climbing the ladders looks scary enough, but pegging them in the first place?!  No ta!

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:33 PM

The 'highway in the sky' French motorway bridge (beloved of base jumpers everywhere) employs a man to climb up inside the pylon towers... I think he checks visually some $hite.

There is a Utoob... I can't find it ATM.


Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:55 PM

Reading one of the old books ive got on Fred,one of which he wrote  back in the early eighties,the reason he doesnt hold the rungs was the simple reason that if the rung comes out in your hand your heading for the ground.

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#64 ONLINE   Richard


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:09 PM

I've always been under the impression that you shouldn't hold the rungs, but I'm not sure where I got that idea from.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:43 PM

They're often covered with mud and crap which makes your hands slippy.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:45 PM

You never let go of the sides of the ladder when climbing that way, using the rungs you let go with one hand and if you mis-grip it or the rung fails, you are in the shit.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:52 PM

i climb ladders often at work and was trained to always hold the rounds (rungs) and use left hand left foot / right hand right foot technique. Only exception is on fixed ladders, particularly in sewers, where you hold the strings (sides) as rats have a habit of pissing on the rounds.

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