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There are so many opinions on just how much tail should be left when tying a Figure-of-8 on-a-bight, and whether it needs a separate stopper knot to secure the tail. You need to login to view the
I have heard many justifications for the choice of a Figure-of-9 knot over the Figure-of-8 knot and they normally come down to: “Easier to untie after heavy loading”; “Stronger” (maintain more of the strength of the host
Most people now acknowledge that perfectly equalised anchors are virtually impossible to achieve, especially once a system is subjected to any significant loading. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not
Several manufacturers make versions of passive belay devices that may be used in an auto-locking mode commonly known as “Guide Mode”. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member?
I purchased a pair of Petzl TibLoc “Ultra-light emergency ascenders” in 1999 when I was working as a climbing instructor. I liked the idea of a simple rope-grab that was compact and thus maximised the very short