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Topic - Hanging belay - management of half ropes

JimboWizbo - on 21 Feb 2013
Still getting to grips with my new set of half ropes (Mammut Genesis).

After a door-frame-anchor session of practising rope management, I have a question:

You reach a belay that's either hanging or has an inadequate ledge for just piling the two ropes up. You flake the rope over your sling/tie-in (however you've attached to the central point) as you take in, until the second reaches you. Now it would be easy for the second to lead the next pitch, but if I was leading again, would you:

a) Try to lift the coiled ropes off your attachment and place them all over your partner's attachment in one go.

b) Run the rope through, reflaking the rope over your partners attachment to the anchor

Hope that makes sense

Cheers
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