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Yes, while you do get some extension, it just isn't enough to create this. Also, the dynamic rope can indeed play a factor if you have enough rope out.

More to the point though is load distribution. If you have an x rig (or really could be any rig) adequately distributing a load between 2 bolts of equal rating at a good angle and you create enough of a load to fail one of the bolts; you will fail the other, regardless; even in a no-extension rig.
Buff Johnson
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JPVallone
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It is simply amazing how many opinions there are on how to clip two draws to an anchor.

I've always known the Brownpoint to be the TR on-sight.
Timmamok
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Sep 24, 2009
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Mike wrote:
When arriving at the anchor, clip a draw to one anchor and clip it to the rope. Then clip another draw to the other anchor & clip it to the rope, with the gate facing the opposite direction. Lower off.


+1
matthewWallace
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Sep 24, 2009
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mattnorville wrote:
I'm at the top, now what?


5.16! Oh, maybe I misunderstood...

mattnorville wrote:
Does anyone do it a different way and/or have suggestions to make my way better?


Your way is fine. Most of the time when I finish a sport route, I just throw two 'draws on the bolts/shuts/chains/whatever, drop the rope in and lower off. Sometimes I'll take an extendable 'draw or two and a locker to back up chains or slings, just to add a little redundancy. Personally, I'll usually only go through the trouble of making a "Sliding X" if the anchor is way off to the side of a route or something.

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Timmamok wrote:
I've always known the Brownpoint to be the TR on-sight.


Don't forget about the moot point: when you know--just from looking at a climb from the ground--that you can send...but decide not to. You just got your moot point on that route. :)

--Marc
Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
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Sep 25, 2009
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
Marc H wrote:
Don't forget about the moot point: when you know--just from looking at a climb from the ground--that you can send...but decide not to. You just got your moot point on that route. :) --Marc


This is great. The moot point. But, what if you look @ a route and decide NFW (no f-n way) I can climb that. This still might be a moot point, no?
Greg D
From Here
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Sep 25, 2009
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It's not clear from your post whether or not you tie the rope off while cleaning an anchor to prevent losing the rope if it falls out of your hand. I typically pull a big armful of slack up, and tie an overhand on a bight and clip it to my harness, immediately after I clip into the anchor. This means I don't have to worry about dropping the rope between when I untie it and when I tie back in. Nate Oakes
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Sep 25, 2009
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matthewWallace wrote:
+1


Thats how I learned it too!
Keep it simple, less chances to make errors.
And by using draws you reduce the wear to the anchors.
I tend to use a pair of equal length draws when sport climbing, and add lockers if we are going to be toproping it for a while.
Andrew May
From Westminster, CO
Joined May 10, 2006
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Sep 25, 2009
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
Greg D wrote:
This is great. The moot point. But, what if you look @ a route and decide NFW (no f-n way) I can climb that. This still might be a moot point, no?


Yes, I guess that would still be a moot point. But a moot point in which you decide that you can send is done in much better style.

--Marc
Marc H
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