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bill413


Jun 29, 2009, 4:05 PM

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Re: [brawa] What do you anchor yourself to the belay with?
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brawa - My feeling is that if I'm attached with the rope, I don't need anything else (unless it's convenient to put me at the right spot). After all, I'm already trusting that rope totally most of the time. The more things you have tied into the anchors, the greater the chance of screwing things up, so keep your attachments simple.

If you have you into the anchor, and your partner into the anchor, once each, it is generally easy to see which knot belongs to which of you (especially if each of you is on your own biner(s)). If you both have fifty-leben points of attachment, it gets really hard to figure out who's knot you're untying. Bad things can happen.

I understand the head feeling of looking at the one rope to the anchor....it's like the first few times on a hanging belay...it took a bit to not be quietly freaking out as I hung there.


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