/ Whats going on in this photo?
3 ropes? 2 for leader, yes, but if third is belay, why not 2 lengths, belayer clovehitch peg back to belayer, I`m probably missing something :-(
Is the rope on the right part of the belay?
Thats what I wondered but seems odd to see one rope length and if that was the case I would have thought a fig 8 or something would be visible
Maybe its just a rope to pull up kit, like a drill for bolting the route?
Could be part of a belay. Could be a hook tied down or a hand placed peg held in place by rope tension.
I agree with David, I think its a belay for the camera man. You can see the thicker rope is leading out away from the rock and then someone was up close enough to take that picture.
> I agree with David, I think its a belay for the camera man.
That would be one brave camera man.
It's just a high anchor in the belay which the leader has clipped as a runner.
> It's just a high anchor in the belay which the leader has clipped as a runner.
It's not exactly an uncommon thing to do is it? Prevents a potential fall factor of two if you fall from above to below the belay.
Correct, assuming the gear holds. Better to have a bit of not great gear than no gear IMO.
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