Definitions

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  • n. A device, used to clip on a rope, that tightens when weight is applied, thus allowing the rope to be climbed
  • v. To climb using this device

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Examples

  • « Alpine » style and « Heavy » expeditions: The difference between the alpine style and heavy expeditions are as follows: Heavy expeditions install progressively with their progression on the mountain fixed cords on which the mountaineers rise with a handle car-blocking (called the jumar) during the rise and the descent like self-insurance.

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  • She needs a pair of jumar clamps and stirrups so that she can ascend the rope.

    The Wall

  • The rope jerked and shivered with his jumar thrusts.

    The Wall

  • Down below, whistling away, Lewis was loading on the rack of extra gear and ropes, getting ready to jumar, or “jug,” the line.

    The Wall

  • I can't point to any tests, but I'd offer a blind bet of 10 bucks that 'jumar can cut rope' is well studied, at least in Europe.

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  • Unfortunately I have neither a jumar nor protraxion, so chances are low for me doing it.

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  • At that point you're simply taking a fall onto a jumar with a bunch of slack, which has been shown to usually not be so good an idea since it can sever the rope.

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  • Consequently, all climbers will be able to jumar (ascend) up his beard and, in exchange, Bin Laden will have his picture taken with all the climbers who reach C4; then he will climb to the summit and once again have pictures taken with summiters for a rewarding PR.

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