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Shockloading is bullshit 3-May-2020 At 12:24:46 PM One Day Hero
On 2-May-2020 phillipivan wrote:
>Block leading and the possibility of rope stretching pitch lengths (to
>and past the point of necessitated simul climbing) are the reasons to not
>use the rope in the anchor.

Could you clarify how A leads to B here? Whenever I've ended up simulclimbing, step 1 is to disassemble the belay (regardless of the anchoring method). The block leading thing is a bit more valid, but you can just switch rope ends.

It's not like I've never experimented with this stuff. Briefly tried a cordalette (hated it), rocked a couple of pre-assembled sliding-x "instant double bolt rig" things for a few years too. You can make any method work, but I've gone back to rigging with the rope. It's simple, adaptable to any situation, as fast or nearly as fast most of the time, don't have to carry big lumps of slingage like some bumbly, and you have built in shock absorption through the whole system.

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