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bigfatrock


May 30, 2007, 9:32 AM
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How is tying in to a tree at the base any better than a single line from the anchors? With both you have to rig or unrig the line, it's just a matter of where you unrig it. One you do at the anchor, one you do one the ground.

When you say catastrophe knots do you mean something like a prussic?

Would the ascender not act as a backup if you clipped into it?


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Its nice to tie the anchor on the ground so I do not have to go all the way to the top to un-rig, then rap.

catastrophe knots are eights on a bite, overhand knots etc, so it cannot pass through the gri-gri if it gets loaded weird.

The ascender is a backup of the gri-gri, but a lot of times, I'm moving up and down, up and down; If I'm moving down and stuff fails, I'm hosed.

I've revised my article adding some the atomic figure 8 (double eared figure eight).

Also, someone requested a piece on what I bring up with me. This one seems pretty basic; the whole time I'm like...I'm sure everyone already knows this, but what the heck.

original:

http://brayackmedia.com/anchart1.html

ascending with your camera, protecting your camera, keeping it clean, that kind of thing.

http://brayackmedia.com/anchart2.html

-Dan


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As with many anchor setups, thee are many ways to approach such an art, however I find it most often comes down to a rationale/backed by able to be explained decision. Much like when one might guide. For example: Why did you hitch a clove here as opposed to a hard knot? "Well, I needed one leg to be adjustable and we are only relying on this clove for a moment, so my rationale is that is was faster and adjustable. Since these two attributes are the ones I was looking for, this is the method to my madness."

Bowlines being easier to untie, etc. I find most of it is not as far as hogwash, as has been said/responded.sprayed/all of the above, a fixed line is a fixed line. With a sound explanation, there need not be much more debate than merely that. preference backed by a rational reason.

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