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Re: [marshallgeo5] Top Rope Anchor and Rappel
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One option to consider (has it's pro's and con's) ...

Before dropping the power point over the edge, thread for rappel. Then tie off the rigged rap device (e.g., ATC) with a mule knot backed up with an overhand - it's releasable under load.

Now climb over and down until your weight is hanging from the anchor and the mule is loaded. Then carefully / thoughtfully, untie the overhand and release the mule and rap on down.

Try this a bunch a few feet off the ground first until you are comfortable with it. Helps if during the release you can get some of your weight onto your feet but it is not necessary with a bomber anchor.

Bill L

(This post was edited by billl7 on Aug 10, 2013, 6:33 AM)

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