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DON'T TOPROPE OR LOWER OFF OF FIXED ANCHORS.
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Alex Andrews
Mar 27, 2010
DON'T TOPROPE OR LOWER OFF OF FIXED ANCHORS.  
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Lots of noobish opinions here or ones influenced by outdated considerations. Yes, rapping will save some wear, but these kinds of anchors are designed to be lowered off, and the installers intend you to do so. It is simpler, faster, and, assuming you don't have a moron for a belayer, safer. The way to deal with your concerns about wearing them out is to contribute to anchor replacement, either replacing them yourself if you have the knowledge or contribute some dollars to those who do. Your local climber's association can usually get the gear at a better price than an individual, so even if you are going to do the work, having the money go through the group can often be more efficient. Nov 8, 2014
Interesting. I was told directly by someone replacing bolts on Castle Rock that that is an old ethic to ALWASY rap and NEVER tr off anchors. He actually encouraged my friend and I to set a tr off of anchors he just replaced to climb a scary line. So whatever floats your goat as long as you are being safeā€¦?
Oct 3, 2017
@boulder irregardles is not a word. Mar 9, 2013

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