New ways for tying the Triple Equalized Load Anchor (TELA)

New ways for tying the Triple Equalized Load Anchor (TELA)

Post by Dan Lehma » Tue, 23 Jan 2007 04:41:55

Quote:

> These post is for those who like practicing climbing or rescue.
> I have found two new ways for tying a Triple Equalized Load Anchor (TELA).

I don't think that this is so new, although your use of a Twist Bowline
on the BIght is quite rare.
And it certainly is NOT going to be used by SARescue / climbers,
as the extension on an anchor failure is huge!
Moreover, the feed of rope through 'biners (the single big M of rope
moves through FIVE 'biners) assures unequal tension upon any
change in load angle from a perfect set.

If you are interested in further research on this anchor topic, there
is
recent reporting in John Long & Bob Gaines's book _Climbing Anchors_
(2nd, revised edition), and much discussion leading up to, and now
newly after, publication on resp. rockclimbing.com (under "sliding-X
is it really better?" thread) and supertopo.com (a current thread).

--dl*
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