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We use slight variations of these instead - "Hold me here while I set up the anchors","I am in direct to the anchors, give me some slack but keep me on belay","I am in direct to the anchors, take me off belay, I am going to rap",Before removing oneself from the anchor, "Am I on belay?"
Way too much on a crowded, noisy, or windy day IMO. Work out the plan before leaving the ground.
When I'm about to be lowered I always grab the other side of the rope (the side coming up from the belayer to the anchor) and hold myself until I feel tension from the belayer...
TC and i were pretty basic-I'm on belay until i yell "OFF"same with rappels
... (struggling to do so since the rope was loaded ) ...
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