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!