Answered: Shedding Parts

During a competition, is a robot allowed to shed some of it components to make it lighter and thus more easily climb the ladder? Would the components it shed still be considered a part of that robot and (assuming they were laying on the mat) prevent it from being scored if it was hanging above one of the ladder rungs?

By both <G10> and <R3c>, team are not allowed to intentionally detach any parts from their robot.