Releasable Rigging

Rigging the rope to be releasable at the anchor makes it possible to deal with contingencies quickly. When rappelling in waterfalls or landing in strong current, a releasable system can prevent drowning if someone becomes stuck on the rope. Releasable systems also come in handy when you’re not sure if the rappel rope reaches the bottom.

They are also useful if you wish to creep the rope over sharp edges.