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Think Rappel

This sling is great if you are going to do a series of rappels. The middle loop is designed for your belay/ rappel device to be extended for rappels - it then allows you to back up your rap with a prusik or other safety knot that can in turn be clipped directly to the belay loop on your harness. I love it for long multi-pitch routes with equally long rappel routes - like the many multi-pitch sport routes in Europe. For shorter climbs and climbs that don't require rappels I usually leave it at home.

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I use this for both rappel and belay. Can you manage without? Sure. Does it make it more comfortable? Absolutely.