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Mar 31, 2013, 6:18 PM

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lead rope soloing bolted climbs
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For those of you who lead rope solo bolted climbs, I'm wondering what configuration you use on climbs where you can't build a ground anchor and instead choose to utilize the bolts.

Do you do something like:

A) First bolt - figure 8 on a bight/bunny ears on two locking carabiners
B) Second bolt - short quick draw with two small lockers, pull up slack so carabiners at first bolt now oriented for upward pull, tie slip knot above bottom quick draw carabiner to keep carabiners at first bolt oriented up.

Proceed as usual

The only thing I don't like about that is there's no redundancy for the first bolt, I suppose you could repeat what you did at A) on the second bolt as well, and don't do B) until you get to third bolt.

Anyway just curious as to what others have come up with for this, so far I've only been doing those where I can build a nice ground anchor.


(This post was edited by fnfolen on Mar 31, 2013, 6:19 PM)

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