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Apr 6, 2007, 1:22 PM

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Re: [dbrayack] Anchoring Article
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Static lines are easier to jug than dynamic. The decreased stretch also results in less chafing.

I agree with CI... why the clove/quickdraw & 8 on a bight (not "bite")? I prefer a double loop figure 8 to fix a line to a 2-bolt anchor. All you need is 2 biners to attach. To each his own...

With the subject of chafing in mind, you might want to mention padding edges and wear points.

When fixing a line directly to a tree, a tensionless hitch is generally the strongest and safest option. Why do you use a bowline?

I don't like the idea of the self-lowering rig. Too hard on the rope.

Personally, I feel it would be more helpful to people to provide little tips and tricks rather than just basic rigging. Anchoring a fixed line isn't rocket science. Tell us how you safely and comfortably carry your camera. Do you use a chest harness? Mention stuff like like setting up a tag line anchored out away from the base of the cliff so you can use it to pull yourself out and away from the rock. Two tag lines (one angling off in each direction) gives you lateral control as well. Put info in there that can't be found elsewhere.

(This post was edited by trenchdigger on Apr 6, 2007, 1:25 PM)

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