/ NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: How to equalise anchors at a belay
With the most up top date info possible it uses the stunning images of Mike Robertson, video clips from Get Out On Rock and diagrams from Rock Climbing – Essential Skills and Techniques.
Here professional mountain guide Libby Peter shows us how to equalise anchors at a belay.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2592
Another interesting article, thank you.
However the set up in "Using the rope on a big block belay at Hen Cloud, Staffordshire" doesnt look ideal. A load on the rope would likely pull the belayer off the rock leaving them hanging or cause them to swing into the wall.
That's what happened to me in Swannage. I was belaying close to the edge to encourage my second. She fell and the rope extension took me over the edge. It didn't help that I was not directly in the line of force- this should get a mention too.
Good article I thought.
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