On 28/04/2016 Drake wrote:
>Apologies for being flippant, but my preferred method is simply not to.
>Groups of three on long multis tend to be very slow and prone to clusterf*cks,
>particularly with beginners.
I think history has shown that groups of two are quite prone to clusterf*cks on long multis such a BBB. In contrast if you have competent people then groups of 3 can be a perfectly safe, fast and fun way of doing a climb.
I generally find moving as a group of 3 only slightly slower than moving as a two. Belay change overs can be fast. There is only a little extra time for seconding if you belay them simultaneously. Hanging belays can make things a little more challenging and time consuming though.
(The first and only time I've climbed BBB it was in a group of 3.)