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Figure 20. Photograph of use of knotted ropes in abandoning
U.S.S. President Coolidge.
but keep well separated. Discipline must be main-
tained, and groups retained in control. Look out for
other men coming down ropes. A man above may slip
and fall heavily on the man below.
g. Climbing a rope. The rope is grasped with the
hands as far up as possible and, holding with the hands,
the legs are brought up as high as possible and grip the
rope, using the taut leg grip. The hands are relaxed
and reach for a new hold above (fig. 21 ); the legs
are moved up for a new grip (fig. 21 ) and the rope
then is climbed by alternately pulling.,with the hands
and holding fast with legs.
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