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Backing up an anchor high on a wall

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by Mike, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Mike

    Mike epic blarneys

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    Was thinking about a solution for the following problem:

    -Anchor is up high on a wall. Lets say its a somewhat thin sandstone arch or knot chock.
    -We want to backup the anchor for all but the last person while testing the anchor's integrity.
    -We do not want to create a shock load situation on the meat.
    -Meat needs to go up canyon a ways to find a solid spot.

    Solution idea:

    -Tie stone knot down low, one end goes to the bottom of the rap, one end goes to meat.
    -Picture attached to show an example.


    Other solutions? More elegant ideas?

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  2. ratagonia

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    Wow man. Definitely stack more boxes on that rack before you rap off it!

    but seriously...

    One way of doing it. Seems to work. Not sure the Stone Knot has been tested in that loading situation.

    There are many knots that would work there. Could also use a separate rope to back it up tied into a knot near the lip.

    Tom
  3. Mike

    Mike epic blarneys

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    Good point. Would be nice to have something that was easy to untie after being loaded. A big ol' overhand clipped off could also do the trick.
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  4. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Butterfly clipped off.

    Even easier to untie is a bowline on a bight.
  5. Andrew J Farrow

    Andrew J Farrow

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    rig it for saftey // anchor integrity first - and get the heaviest // least experienced down .

    then re rig - from the single anchor for pull down

    given your illustration - i would use a " y hang " - shared between the chock and the " meat " - with the " meat " having a descender - so they can unload thier leg - allowing full load on the chock

    sensible people will do this`when the heaviest person is 3 feet from the bitch bottom
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