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Allison Bell on her first multi-pitch climb.
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George Bell
Oct 4, 2006
Allison Bell on her first multi-pitch climb.  
Kyle Judson
Colorado
Kyle Judson   Colorado
I too am curious as to the safety issue here. The belay loop is designed to be used specifically for carabiners. When tying in or using a personal anchor system, then the "hard points" of your harness should be used. This way of tying in short is very common and completely safe. Another option may be tying in to your hard points with a bowline on a bight. Jul 23, 2016
EthanC  
Oh, I like this debate!

Really, Peter? I know there's a debate, but what exactly is the safety case? How is clipping through the belay loop any different from the harness points? When you belay a climber, do you clip into your harness points? Do you use two locking biners? If you do, do you know that no one else does?

I hope this is received as it is intended, as merely critical. May 4, 2016
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Nice photo, George. Way to go, Allison. And the debate goes on regarding tieing in directly, using two locking carabiners, through the belay loop.... Aug 13, 2015

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