clove hitch for rope solo

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mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
I use the Edelrid Eddy, carrying the rope in a lightweight backpack. Works great, the Eddy feeds nicely as long as you keep a small loop of slack hanging down. I've never tried the Silent Partner.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jul 26, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Silent Partner is really the only way to fly roped solo free climbing.

The SP is no doubt the 'safest' way to go so long as you don't use it in cold weather, but there is no flying with an SP. Rather, it is in fact quite slow to use compared to an Edelrid Eddy with the rope in a backpack as mcreel verifies.

[ Note to anyone interested: after trying many different ropes with the Eddy over the years since it first came out, I've settled on the 9.9mm NE Glider as more or less optimal for use with it. I also run the rope through a velcro-ed 'tube' about double the diameter of the rope on my shoulder strap which lets the rope run smoothly when I pull it, but stops the rope up short in falls. YMMV. ]
TREED

Trad climber
Gunks
Jul 26, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
With the clove hitch method I always place a screamer on the bottom anchor.
Anyone else?
Deekaid

climber
Jul 27, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Good one PTPP/Chongo.

I could never get in to carrying the rope on my back even though it gets lighter with ascent. Healye, what advantages do you find in using that method? How do you back up your Eddy?
WBraun

climber
Jul 27, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Silent Partner is really the only way to fly roped solo free climbing.


I used a "Rock Exotica Soloist" when I free climbed rope solo on Astroman once.

1 1/2 hours to do the whole climb rope solo with the "Rock Exotica Soloist" .....
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