Quote Originally Posted by skiguy View Post
Non weighted? Hmmmm....sounds like potential elongation and shock loading not to mention not equalized. Do you have any pictures or links to better describe this? http://klingmountainguides.com/kmg-blog/?p=460
The idea behind this strategy is to only leave only one piece of gear in the rock for the last rappeller. That piece must be tested by the first one down and after deciding it is secure, the backup pieces can be removed. Of course, many climbers will say it is not a safe way to rappel and I agree with them.