Backup Knots for Roped Solo FreeClimbing

Backup Knots for Roped Solo Free Climbing

Rock climbing Question:

What is the best method, or methods for attaching backup knots to my harness? Can I attach them to just the waistbelt with locking biners? Clove hitches or overhands on a bight?

Answer:

When you are working a route on a rope solo you should not tie back up knots to your harness. Tie in with your normal not or just have one line from the anchor and use a auto-locking belay device. The only time I would tie a backup knot there would be when I am working the route and when I am working some moves or sequences out I would tie an overhand figure eight behind the grigri.

-the climbing expert

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