Been lurking for a while, great forum... Quick intro: My background in rope work comes from SAR, where there is an SOP for EVERYTHING!!! I've been getting into the recreational side of climbing and canyoning, and at first I was extremely annoyed at the lack of "This is how you are supposed to do it"... I feel I have a pretty strong understanding of how rope systems work and how to manage them, I just feel weak when it comes to etiquette for the particular discipline. For this reason, I like to stay practiced in lots of different techniques, then choose what works best for the given scenario. For better or worse, I've been to a few of the high dollar Rope Technician courses and have been exposed to a bunch of different "right" ways to do things LOL! On to my question, which is more of a "how would a 'canyoneer' do it?" I know the answer, "it depends" Scenario: 150' rap, (2) 200' ropes, I want to provide a contingency for SRT. Option #1: Join ropes, set contingency with bend on rap side... Concerns: Rope length not ideal at bottom of rap, twists may cause problems... Maybe not a big deal, better way?? LMAR must be sure to re-rig block to make sure the rope will pull. No knot passing required. Option #2: Join ropes, set contingency with bend on block side... Concerns: Must pass knot IF lowering more than ~30' is required. Passing knots on a lower is not a big deal, for the small chance the lower is even needed. No re-rig for LMAR. Less rope comes out of bags. Option #3: Some "canyon" specific way that I don't know about Any discussion would be appreciated. Again, I enjoy reading this forum and hope to be able to contribute.