Gafoto wrote:This is handy article for reference! So for any anchor you generally use a piece of webbing or cord joined with an EDK? Is there any benefit or downside to using an EDK vs. a double fishermans (assuming you leave enough tail for slippage, etc)?
TheGeneral wrote:Good article. I wouldn't use a sliding x for a rap anchor though. Something with no extension would be the ticket, IMHO.
Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:I used to down-climb class 5 terrain all the time. It's a great way to save your gear for when you really need to drop in some rap anchors. The key to down-climbing to place protection strategically for the last guy down. Down-climbing is also the fast-track to becoming a much better, more confident climber.
ExcitableBoy wrote:I've seen, and tried to correct other folks' serious lapses in safety. Often times not appreciated, but at least my concious was clean. Examples include a father and his kids top roping tied in with a figure eight - that is to say, they clipped a figure 8 rappel device to the harness with a single, non-locking carabiner with the rope tied to the figure 8 rappel device with a series of some version of trucker hitches. 'The book said to tie in with a figure 8".
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