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csproul


Nov 5, 2012, 5:51 AM

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Re: [Cds26] Rope Soloing Help
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Cds26 wrote:
Hello everyone, Im currently looking into rope soloing (trad, sport, and multipitch). I can competently climb trad and sport. Ive looked at a variety of different methods and devices, so here are my questions. CLEAR answers would be appreciated, step by step, because honestly its really hard to find information about rope soloing (at least it has been for me).
1) What device do you use?
2) With the silent patner (or other device of choice) how do you tie a backup knot? (This has really got me confused).
3) How do you set up a rope solo (mostly interested in lead climbing responses) for a trad route/sport route? Do you just build an anchor at the bottom of the climb? How does this apply to multipitch?
I know thats a lot of questions, mainly just looking for explanations of overall procedure and how to tie backup knots. Otherwise I think I am starting to understand. Thank you!
1)Soloist
2)Overhand on a bight on the non-anchored side of the rope every so often. Don't have to clip it to your harness since you can rely on the knot jamming in the Soloist, but you can if you want to keep some weight off of that end of the rope.
3) Anchor to the ground for an upward pull, hopefully tensioned off of a higher piece of gear to keep it in that orientation. Multi pitch is no different. Anchor at top (good in both directions if doing another pitch). Rap to bottom, re-ascend/climb pitch (can clean on way up or down as required). Repeat.

It's not that hard to find information on how to do this. Read the directions for the Silent partner, you can download them from RockExotica. They are pretty clear. After reading the directions and thinking it through, you really should be able to visualize how this works. If you can't then you should think twice about soloing.
http://www.rockexotica.com/...downloads/belay.html


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