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Topic - Bringing up a Second and Third on a Scramble

bowls - on 09 Oct 2012
If on a hard scramble/easy climb when the leader is happy to solo, but has a nervous second and third is a valid way to bring them up/get them to tie on as follows:

1.) The leader ties onto the rope and the last man ties onto the rope as normal with a fig of 8
2.) The Second (Middle man) ties onto the rope a few metres up from the last man as follows:
- A bight of rope is threaded through the harness through the normal tying on loops
- This is then tied off in a bowline and the loop clipped through the belay loop on the harness to act as a stopper knot

I appreciate there are many variations and other ways of doing this (and apologies if this has been covered before), but in the principle of using a single rope and belaying a second and third up at the same time would this sounds relatively sound?

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