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marshallgeo5


Aug 10, 2013, 1:39 PM

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Re: [billl7] Top Rope Anchor and Rappel
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Bill,

Thanks for your help. So just to summarize, assuming I don't have an overhang that would make foot placement problematic, a safe technique would to be to rig the rappell with an autoblock and clip into it. Then tie a mule knot backed up with an overhand. You then said to "knot the rappell rope to the anchor" but unfortunately I don't really understand the reasoning for this all too well. Are you clove hitching it and why? I figured it would be safe to lower down to the masterpoint without knotting it to a carabiner in the masterpoint?

That method sounds safe and relatively uncomplicated to me. And thanks for the heads up about fall factor consideration when batman lowering. If there is a difficult overhang, I take it that it would be safer to tie a Munter hitch with excess static rope and lower down with that instead of batmanning (obviously putting a big old knot in the end of the static rope for safe measures just like I would in the climbing rope)?

Thanks big time for your help!


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