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Two active strands with contingency on each

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by vanyoneer, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. vanyoneer


    You employ this rigging when you want to rappel on a single strand while another person rigs on the other strand.

    See photo. This solves a typical problem with 2 strand contingencies of not enough friction on the unweighted side. When a lower is required, feed up all of the unweighted side, unravel the munter/remove the unweight strand from the figure 8. Put your brake hand between the stone knot and the munter/figure 8 biner and pull the toggle.

    I think (not tested) there is such minimal weight transferred to the fiddlestick that you could probably substitute a regular carabiner stone knot and still be able to remove it later.

    Last edited: Jul 5, 2021
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