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taffyboy - on 24 Apr 2013
hi all. i have just invested in a set of half ropes, and my dilema is this. when i climb with a single rope, i reach the top of the pitch and start setting up belay. i put a number of peices in the rock and equalise with a cordalette and tie a masterpoint.i then use a screwgate on my masterpoint to pass my rope through, walk back to the edge and clovehitch to the rope loop on my tie in, i then also belay off the same rope loop, so if my second take a fall the force is directed straight to my anchors, is the process the same with half ropes and can i pass the two ropes through the same krab on the anchor masterpoint, sorry if this sounds a bit long winded.
Jon Stewart - on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to taffyboy:

Could do.

With two ropes I usually attach each one to a bomber anchor; or just use a mega-anchor with one rope (round a big boulder say); or if it's faffy, equalise a couple of bits on one rope and just one on the other. Once you've gone above 3 anchors, things are sounding fairly desperate if you ask me...go and climb on some better rock!
taffyboy - on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to Jon Stewart: cheers mate, thanks for the advice.
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Baron Weasel - on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to taffyboy: Sounds fine, nothing to worry about.

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