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 Jul 11, 2016 One thing I should've mentioned is I have a hard time getting the direction of pull right for equal weight distribution on all gear pieces. I will routinely get my master point anchor set up and forget about the up and down pull or something like that and have to redo it. I like the idea of the quad incase the direction of pull changes. Kurt G.From Reading, PAJoined Nov 5, 201280 points
 Jul 11, 2016 Kurt G. wrote:One thing I should've mentioned is I have a hard time getting the direction of pull right for equal weight distribution on all gear pieces. I strive to find placements solid enough that I would whip on them leading. If it's good enough to hold a high force lead fall then why bother taking time trying to equalize the load? Just tie your master point for minimal extension and you're good to go. If you find yourself with sub par rock or you used the gear you NEED lower on the pitch than use more pieces in your anchor, spread them out further. Use the rope to get lower angles. If you want to equalize two marginal pieces next to each other use a sling in a sliding X with limiters. Nick DrakeFrom Newcastle, WAJoined Jan 20, 2015393 points
 Jul 11, 2016 A quad is just a cordlette doubled and tied into an equalette. So, you actually have all three at your disposal: If you are one of those paranoid about shock loading due to limiting knots, connect three pieces, tie as a cordlette, and end up with load distribution approximately 60-25-15% from the lowest to highest piece if they are vertically aligned. Or connect three pieces, tie into an equalette, and perhaps have a little better distribution of load between the pieces. Or double the cordlette, tie into a quad (equalette) with redundant strands on the legs of the equalette. The point here is versatility - you can use what you feel most comfortable with depending on the situation. In spite of all the hand wringing on MP, I personally know of only one anchor failure and it was due to an area with notoriously bad rock, not how the anchor was set. In another forum, the same is true - only one other known anchor failure in over 40 years. Arlo F NiedererFrom Colorado Springs, COJoined Mar 20, 2009170 points
 Jul 11, 2016 For a quad with 3 pieces of gear, 240cm 8mm mammut sling works great and I really like the 400cm sewn sling for versatility. Only Wild County makes them as far as I know, when stowed properly a 400 isn't as bulky as you would think. AaronPFrom colorado springs coJoined Mar 9, 20140 points

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