Off the top of my head, the most common methods are:
Gate-In: -Snap-clip (pinch between thumb and index, use middle finger to steady draw)
Gate-Out: -Index-finger -Scissor: pinch between index and middle fingers
Less common methods are:
Gate-In: -Thumb clip (Dave Graham, Adam Ondra) -Spock clip: thumb clip, pinch dogbone between index and middle finger. (Patxi) -The Adam Taylor: Set up as if for a snap-clip, but instead of middle finger, use ring finger on opposite side of the biner.
Gate-Out: -Reverse Thumb (approach the draw from the back instead of the front). -Reverse Spock
---- Lately I've been doing mostly Snap clips and Scissors, reserving the Spock for awkward clips (it's slower but less error-prone). However after watching the Ondra video, I'm convinced that a standard Thumb clip can be the fastest and most efficient (your hand is relaxed)... with enough practice that is.
What's your clipping arsenal, and what's your reasoning (pro's and con's)?
Go, climb after you clip thousands of biners you will figure out what works best for you and you will just do with out realizing, it will be come fast and instinctual.
I have cliped using every one of those techniques, evan the ugly hold the draw in one hand and clip with the other hand method. I feel that I use the gate faceing me and using my thumb to drop the rope throught the gate most often. ITs fast and efficient. I have also used gate faceing me clip the rope then bring the draw to the hanger next technique.
i prefer the one that gets the rope in the carabiner
+1. Most people eventually develop several ways to clip, and (without thinking about it) use whichever method works for the situation. It's generally not something one wants to think about while cruxing.
What do you think are the advantages/disadvantages to each? Are there certain situations where you prefer one over the other?
I've moved towards the thumb-clip and scissor for most clips, but I've been encountering awkward clipping situations where the snap-clip, basic index-finger clip (pinch clip), or even a reverse-snap-clip seems best.