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I just made up this quick drawing to see if i'm on the right track for setting up an anchor for top rop.

The the 3 points will be equally loaded. Where the carabiner is on the end is one sufficient? or should i use two with the gates horrizontaly opposed?

Once that set up is it just a case of running the climbing rope up through the carabiner/s then back to the floor?

Whats your thoughts?
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10000_fists wrote:
I just made up this quick drawing to see if i'm on the right track for setting up an anchor for top rop.

The the 3 points will be equally loaded. Where the carabiner is on the end is one sufficient? or should i use two with the gates horrizontaly opposed?

Once that set up is it just a case of running the climbing rope up through the carabiner/s then back to the floor?

Whats your thoughts?

Extend your power point so it's over the edge and pad it. Toss a locking biner O&O with the other biner and your good to go.


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Just getting comfortable for the inevitable 3 pages of debate on things like which side of your mouth you should hold your tongue on.


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Yep i know that the power point must come past the rock face. What do you mean by o&o?
Cheers for the use full reply.


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Just make the locker opposed. Honestly, I wouldn't worry to much about it with a locker and a regular biner. If it's a screw gate, set it so it has to screw up to come unlocked.
Give your anchor a visual check when you can.


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Ah ok i hear ya. The area i have in mind we'll be belaying from the ground, but i'll still set it so the srcew has to work its way up.


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Should i put an Italian Hitch where u put the rope through the carabiner?


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10000_fists wrote:
Should i put an Italian Hitch where u put the rope through the carabiner?

You should stop asking stupid questions on the Internet and get some qualified instruction before you kill yourself or your friends.

Jay


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Better to go on the net and ask stupid questions then to not ask and not know. If it wasn't for stupid questions there would be no forums.

Unfortunately where i live there is very limited instruction available, and I've missed out by a month or so on a 6 day learn to lead course. Next one wont Be till around October/November, but i am actively seeking for instruction from someone who knows what they're doing.

In the mean time I'm just trying to get a head start and learn some basics.


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10000_fists wrote:
Better to go on the net and ask stupid questions then to not ask and not know. If it wasn't for stupid questions there would be no forums.

Unfortunately where i live there is very limited instruction available, and I've missed out by a month or so on a 6 day learn to lead course. Next one wont Be till around October/November, but i am actively seeking for instruction from someone who knows what they're doing.

In the mean time I'm just trying to get a head start and learn some basics.

The problem is that you may ask on the net, get an answer, and still not know the right answer and not know that you don't know the right answer. And if you do know, then you probably didn't need to ask in the first place. But it does kill some time.


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Thanks for the input. Yes it definitely can kill. And I'm not going to take for granted that what some guy says on the net is true but I'm just trying to gauge if the idea i have of how it works is good or not. This is all based upon my own research (though very limited) but we all start somewhere.


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10000_fists wrote:
Thanks for the input. Yes it definitely can kill. And I'm not going to take for granted that what some guy says on the net is true but I'm just trying to gauge if the idea i have of how it works is good or not. This is all based upon my own research (though very limited) but we all start somewhere.

It's good that you're doing your own research, but you seem to have picked the wrong sources of information. No valid resource for building a slingshot top rope anchor would say to put a munter hitch on the anchor.

There are a dozen decent books about rock climbing anchors. They should be your first source.

Jay


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Troll. You took the picture from http://www.chockstone.org/TechTips/Cordelette.htm so you probably read the article too.


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herites wrote:
Troll. You took the picture from http://www.chockstone.org/TechTips/Cordelette.htm so you probably read the article too.
Yes i did get the picture from there and also read the article. Did you? if you did you should notice that there is no mention or instruction on how to set up the climbing rope from that anchor system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOd-96T6-LM<-- this here is where the thought about the Italian Hitch came from. I do know that this is a different belay set up to what i displayed but wasn't sure if that knot was required for a outdoor top rope setup.


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If you did get the picture from there then why did you say

"I made up with quick drawing"

You have no counter argument to that. You are now a confirmed troll.

get the fuck out.


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ablanchard17 wrote:
If you did get the picture from there then why did you say

"I made up with quick drawing"

You have no counter argument to that. You are now a confirmed troll.

get the fuck out.

I envy your awesome.


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ablanchard17 wrote:
If you did get the picture from there then why did you say

"I made up with quick drawing"

You have no counter argument to that. You are now a confirmed troll.

get the fuck out.

Firstly where the fuck did you get "I made up with quick drawing" from? second if you look at the picture, i took the photo of the slings etc from the web site and drew in the rest.

post something useful or get the fuck out


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