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Solo Aiding a beginners intro 1-Feb-2007 At 9:14:42 AM gsharrock
Hi All:

Just a few quick notes on my experiences.

I have used a modified gri-gri, clove-hitches, stitch-plate method, and silent partner.

In my opinion the most enjoyable method is the silent partner - the rope feeds very smoothly - its well worth the cost, which is only really equivalent to the cost of a couple of CAM's...

Having said this I once a poor student and couldnt even aford a gri-gri. A chap mentioned an alternative method that only requires a stitch-plate. The method is summarised as follows:

1. Tie a munter hitch
2. Rather than clipping the munter hitch through your carabiner in the normal fashion, stuff the two loops of rope through your stitch-plate (as if you were clipping double ropes into the plate).
3. Clip the loops into your harness with two opposed screwgates (or a mailion)
4. Rope is feed through the system by pulling on the loop of rope that locks down on the stitch plate (clip a snap gate through this loop to give you something to pull on).

All other issues such as tieing in, looping the flaked end of the rope into a carabiner to prevent back-feed through the system, anchors etc are indentical to those described comprehensively in the silent partner manual. Sorry my description is so poor - if you play about with it a bit you will soon work it out.

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