/ Equalising with a girth hitch

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Rob892 04 Nov 2019

There’s a recent video on ukc which shows a girth hitch being used to equalise a belay with multiple anchors. Do many people use this method?

Looks quick and tidy but just doesn’t seem secure and I’ve never seen anyone use it. Wouldn’t the strands slip through if one was cut or a bit of protection fail?

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tonanf 04 Nov 2019
In reply to Rob892:

link to article?

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jimtitt 04 Nov 2019
In reply to tonanf:

If he linked to the video you could read the previous discussion

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Andysomething 04 Nov 2019
Rob892 04 Nov 2019
In reply to Andysomething:

Thanks, yes that one.

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Jezz0r 04 Nov 2019
In reply to Rob892:

I saw the same video, and used it in anger for the first time last week. It's great. If you think it will slip, rig one near the ground, take a piece out and hang on it. It doesn't.

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Frank R. 04 Nov 2019
In reply to Rob892:

Actually, the previous discussion thread is here:

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/press/ortovox_safety_academy_part_2_abseiling-12254

or via the direct forum link here:

https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/gear/ortovox_safety_academy_part_2_abseiling-709758

Some interesting points from jimtitt over there.

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