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Rockalanche


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Okay so I don't really have the ability for a professional l to teach me how to make a top rope anchor so I have a few questions. When making an anchor sohuld I use 2, points, 3 points, or 4 points, or as many points until I feel really safe? Also, can I use quickdraws to hook into the bolts to make the anchors instead of rope?


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Use the search function. Or go buy John Long's and/or Craig Luebben's books on building anchors. Luebben's is better.


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Rockalanche wrote:
Okay so I don't really have the ability for a professional l to teach me how to make a top rope anchor so I have a few questions. When making an anchor sohuld I use 2, points, 3 points, or 4 points, or as many points until I feel really safe? Also, can I use quickdraws to hook into the bolts to make the anchors instead of rope?

Unteachable, eh? That must suck. On the up side, that makes you a hell of a writer. Wink


njrox


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Rockalanche wrote:
sohuld I use 2, points, 3 points, or 4 points,

with gear anchors, I use at least three. with trees, I use two.

Rockalanche wrote:
or as many points until I feel really safe?

you should definitely feel really safe


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Also, can I use quickdraws to hook into the bolts to make the anchors instead of rope?

two QD's gates O&O on two bolts is an acceptable anchor


Rockalanche


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Also should the angle between 2 or three points be no more than 60 degrees apart?


njrox


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the wider you go beyond 60 degrees the more stress you're putting on the anchors.


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theextremist04 wrote:
Use the search function. Or go buy John Long's and/or Craig Luebben's books on building anchors. Luebben's is better.

+1 for looking into either book.


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