Friday, November 11, 2011

Tyrolean Traverse

My preferred set-up for a tyrolean traverse includes:
-Petzl Tandem Pulley on the bottom
-Petzl Mini Traxion on top, for progress capture

For heavier climbers, climbers with a backpack, and long traverses, I add a chest harness to the system (the BD Vario Chest is excellent--in this photo we've improvised with a sewn runner)

Top Rope Soloing

My preferred device for top-rope solo climbing is the Petzl Mini Traxion, used with an anti-cross-loading carabiner :

Here is my basic anchor setup (note that the end of the climbing rope is weighted and that a second strand of rope is used as a back-up and a rappel line):

The system at work: