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Steve House shows you how to make a naked A-thread rappel anchor for descending from an ice route

Author(s): Steve House| Uphillathlete
Video Release Date: February 2, 2020
Video Source: YouTube

This video is intended as informational only and NOT as a substitute for proper instruction and guidance on the techniques, tools, and methods featured. Use of this information is solely at the risk of the user. Always seek professional instruction prior to implementing any of the material in this video or engaging in any of the activities it describes.

How to make this variation to the V-thread ice anchor for rappelling without leaving any sling material behind. For more information on these types of anchors we recommend the public how-to videos produced by the American Mountain Guides Association. Here is their video on V-threads with and without cord: https://vimeo.com/197935910

For information about the relative strength of different ice anchors see “Ice Climbing Anchor Strength: An In-Depth Analysis” by Marc Beverly and Stephen Attaway, PHD.  – 

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