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Linking anchors

In canyons, the anchors are not generally linked, in contrast to the chain anchor stations commonly used in rock climbing. Each user must therefore link the anchors to set up an anchor station.

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

Setting up a supplementary anchor system (SAS)

Useful for linking the anchor points at a station, the supplementary anchor system consists of a knotted piece of rope (about 2 m long) and two locking carabiners, carried on the harness.

Setting up a supplementary anchor system (SAS).

Linkage for a simple anchor station

Remember to rotate the carabiners once they are installed, to prevent the sleeve from unlocking due to vibration. Adjust the length with a figure eight knot or bowline on a bight.

Linkage for a simple anchor station.
Linkage for a simple anchor station.

Linkage for the end of a traverse line

Linkage for the end of a traverse line.
Linkage for the end of a traverse line.

Technical tip done in collaboration with the CREPS Rhône-Alpes