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Jul 12, 2012, 7:06 PM

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Re: [rgold] Building anchors with the rope
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rgold wrote:
Oh, sitting and standing---I get it.

Next question: I don't think I understand what you mean by the "same order" I use. In your picture, are you successively cloving the anchor biners left to right or right to left? Put another way, where does the very first clove go, on an anchor point or on the power point biner?

It sounds as if you are saying right to left, with the first clove on the rightmost anchor point in your picture. The arrangement of knots on the master point biner also suggests this. If that is the case, then how do you know how much slack to leave in the rope when you are installing the first clove hitch on that rightmost anchor point?

Cracklover has it right in the picture below. #3 & #4 can easily be swapped in the sequence and ofter are, now that I think about it. If I'm gripped and at a poor stance, I'll tie it as Moose described so I can hang if need be. Breaking it down is also slightly more intuitive with the MP biner facing the other way. It's just a personal idiosyncrasy that I prefer to secure myself last under most circumstances.

Like I said. This anchor has evolved with me over time and is tailored for my use. As I would imagine most everyones rope anchor is. IMO that versatility/adaptability is their biggest advantage over the ________elette alternatives.

(This post was edited by notapplicable on Jul 12, 2012, 7:16 PM)

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