Author Topic: ME/NH rock climbing top rope with easy access to set-up anchor  (Read 1998 times)

Offline NEAlpineStart

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Re: ME/NH rock climbing top rope with easy access to set-up anchor
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2017, 06:38:32 pm »
When I build an anchor off of trees I only use a cordolette, 3 locking carabiners and 100 ft of 9.5 static with a static strength of 5,700 + lbs. It's simple, redundant, equalized, no extension and quick to set up. It uses minimal gear and in the end way lass expensive. There has not been an instance where I needed anything else. Please I beg you to hire a guide for a day, it will be well worth it. Nobody should get hurt Tope roping !

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Thanks ! But of course my question was really for securing myself while setting my TR. Normally to build my anchor I use a Quad made of 7mm static cord. Pretty bombproof.

But the way you stated the question leaves probably a few people concerned. I'll break it down more than I probably should;

Would a Beal Rando 8mm 20m should be long and secure enough to secure myself while setting TR Anchor/ rap down from the top to set up my Anchor ?
Thanks again

#1 In terms of strength a Beal Rando is undoubtedly strong enough to hold your static weight while setting TR's. You weren't really questioning that right?

#2 In terms of length how could we possibly answer other than saying "Yes, as long as you only need 20m".

#3 In terms of "secure enough" well that really depends on how you are using it doesn't it? The attachment to an anchor. Your attachment to the rope. Knot on a bight? Clove-hitch? Friction hitch? ATC? Gri-Gri?

The methods of which someone uses a edge safety line are varied and run the spectrum in terms of "current practice" vs. "what we did 30 years ago"...

So to sum up your question was stated in a way where some might suggest you seek out some instruction. A focused one day course on top-rope building from a qualified guide could very well be a day well spent.


Offline md1486

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Re: ME/NH rock climbing top rope with easy access to set-up anchor
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2017, 10:28:54 pm »
I must admit that my comment was confusing. But it was really more about the material needed in NH/ME for thoses spots. Usually where I climb I dont have to secure myself, I only "anchor" myself with my PAS and set up the anchor directly. I'm pretty new in the climbing world (1yr), but I have read a few books (AMGA single pitch manual/Rock climbing anchor by luebben/Freedom of the hill etc.) So I have 1yr of experience but a few theory behind.
Your comments are really helpful though.