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 be logged in to view the rest of the content. Please
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 be logged in to view the rest of the content. Please Log In.
The Munter Hitch can be used as a personal belay ‘device’ or on an anchor to lower or belay another. This hitch, like most, has many names: Italian Hitch Nœud de Demi-Cabestan (French: ‘Nœud de Cabestan’ literally