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General Climbing Discussion

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belaying seconds on a multipitch 15-Apr-2016 At 9:20:47 AM deadbudgy
On 14/04/2016 martym wrote:
>What is people's preferred method for top belay from the very top - for
>example at Point Perp where you have nothing to raise the anchor from?
>Auto blocks get scraped all over the rock; belaying from harnsess threatens
>to pull you over the edge... Dangling over the edge with the anchor is
>a might precarious...

In that position I'd still belay off the anchor but without using an autoblock, positioning myself relative to the device to be able to powerfully lock it off. Also, I've found Munter hitches are ideal in this situation and will often use one over a device.

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