I have been thinking for a spell, that it would be a good idea to accumulate "All things ghosting" in one place. It's history, evolution, how it works, methods, what people have learned, videos of the tools and anything else. It is my hope that all interested will wade in with. One of the methods, "captures and escapes" has it's own thread and is great. Where to start? I think there is 4 distinct tools in modern ghosting, as it exists today. Fiddlestick, capture, water and sand anchors. (I consider potshot anchors a subset of sand anchors, but others may feel differently). A short blurb on each... Fiddlestick....had past forms, like the macrame. Most used tool among those doing lots of ghosting. Advantages....Do NOT have to pull rope through an anchor, so better than ANY method on mitigating rope grooves. One can keep attaching ropes to the drop, so saves building/creating new anchors at each drop. Captures and escapes....2nd most used tool. Awesome method and fun to do. Do rappels start at 16 feet now? Most times that is now true. Best evaluated from below. http://canyoncollective.com/threads/escapes-and-captures.18214/ Water anchor.....was once rarely used and the last developed, now with its research and development, easy, safe, with a great margin between what can be rapped on and what it takes to pull it (sweet spot). Sand anchors....perhaps once the most used, now least used on trips I am doing, but still with great utility. It got the whole ghosting thing going. It seems to me that almost everyone who ACTUALLY goes out and ghosts a canyon, falls in love with it. The magic of low impacts and having your anchors follow you down canyon, as part of real teamwork. Stories, lessons, ideas, observations, limitations...all open for discussion.