May 23, 2010, 1:13 PM
Registered: Nov 21, 2003
Sorry I'm late, just found this one. I learned to climb from a double rope guy who always set up his single sticht plate with his ropes opposed, as in one goes right to left and the other left to right, each line getting it's own brake hand. It always seemed like a good way to go once you got used to it and can actually lock off one rope while giving slack on the other... good thing if your ropegun is fiddling with pro at the top of a good runout. ATC's and pyramids work great for this technique, I haven't tried it with any of the asymmetrical belay devices out there like the reverso, jaws, or B-52, it doesn't look you you can. Any opinions?
Yes, yes, I know I'm 8 years late to the party, but it bears repeating, even after healyje's post, that this is a horrible, misguided and utterly stupid way to belay.
(This post was edited by j_ung on May 23, 2010, 1:14 PM)