Feb 22, 2012, 1:17 PM
Registered: Jan 17, 2004
In regards to your setup:
1) setup sounds fine. Static ropes would be better and last longer,, but I understand using what you have.
2) The whole masterpoint thing is somwhat irrelevant if you hang a single line off the face. As you do not need the lines to move with the climber, rather you move up the rope, you can elimenate a lot of the typical masterpoint stuff.
3)The whole short sling thing has been proven time and time again to be problematic. While short, 30 cms is enough length to leave the device trapped against your body, of hitting you in the face, or trapping your hair. A FAR better option is to keep it directly off yoru belay loop, or (better) to keep it trapped between a waist and a chest harness.
As far as the input goes, I have detailled most of it above. Additionally, adding a prussik above the shunt would give you a backup, and just gets pushed along by the shunt. I used a similar setup with an old rock exotica rescuecender.... before graduating to a gri-gri.
Best of luck, and triple check everything, the primary danger of soloing, (EVEN ON TOPROPE) is the lack of a second person to point out your bonehead moves.
(This post was edited by summerprophet on Feb 22, 2012, 2:07 PM)