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Oct 16, 2012, 4:40 PM

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Re: [stoneguy] Ground Anchors-Solo
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stoneguy wrote:
When you guys are setting up ground anchors for lead solo, what & how do you tie.?
On a tree, I would normally double sling/carabiner to a double eight on my rope, but lately was thinking a double wrap with a bowline off my rope. The angle is rarely so high that it would slip upwards.
On rocks, it's usually two-240cm slings as they are often 400-500 lb size rocks and it all works, but again somehow I think knots might be safer, snugger. Any thoughts appreciated.

I usually make two or three wraps tied off around a tree with 1 inch webbing, then clip two biners to a couple of the wraps, make a 8 on a bight on the rope and clip that to the biners.

If no no trees are close enough, I'll find a crack near the bottom of the climb and try to get 3 good pieces of pro for an upward pull tied together with the rope or cordelette, kept in place with an opposing piece, then clip the 8 on a bight to them.

(This post was edited by moose_droppings on Oct 16, 2012, 4:42 PM)

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