Just rappel down and climb back up.
Shipton swore and began to fumble with his line to rappel again, down to the now injured and trapped form hovering below him.
After his surrender in 1847 he devoted himself anew to theology and philosophy, and composed a philosophical treatise, of which a French translation was published in 1858 under the title of Rappel d l'intelligent.
If you can't find a fixed rappel, you have to rig one, but at popular climbing spots, like in the ice park, there's lots of choices 'cause it's climbed so much.
He closed his eyes briefly and began loosening his tight grip on the line, readying himself to rappel downward.
So, you think Jerome Shipton cut the line so it looked like someone was trying to kill him and then used the remaining portion to loop through an anchor so he could then rappel down?
He himself could have cut the rope—the short end they found tied up top— set up a second rappel at a nearby spot and gone down on it.
You'd just loop your line through a set up or a fixed anchor and rappel down.
"If I wanted to rappel down and not leave a rope at the top, how would I do it?" he asked.
The metal rattle was an ancient Egyptian percussion instrument.