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Topic - Shortening a sling

ledifer on 08 Jul 2013
When building an anchor at the top, I'll often have a sling connecting a piece of gear to the main crab thats too long. How do you go about shortening a sling? (obviously not by so much that you could just double it up)

Methods I've used include:

Tying a fig 8 on a bight in one strand of the sling, however this is then pulling the fig 8 in opposite directions and fig 8's flipping was trending quite a bit on these forums a while back. Also can be a pig to undo if loaded.

Putting a crab somewhere along the length of the sling and put two clove hitches on it, and then adjusting the length of the slack between the hitches to control the length of the sling in use.

Hope that makes sense, please let me know what you do
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