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I've had to deal with this question a lot over many years of teaching anchor building. When people have asked this question in the past I usually suggest they simply use the anchor you are most comfortable setting up, they will definitely both work. That said, if we want to dive deeper into the rabbit hole, it's important to identify some distinct ...


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Both cordelettes and equalettes are made from loops of durable material; either a very large sewn sling or a loop of accessory cord (6 meters of 7 mm accessory cord is a common length). The issue with cordelettes that led to the idea of the equalette is that a standard cordelette does not equalize loads all that well. Most of the load will be applied to ...


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Generally you want your skin to be quite tough (helps you hold onto small/sharp holds) but not too tough. If you skin get's too thick you get callouses, callouses are thick tough areas of skin. The problem being the skin around the callouse isn't as tough. This means the callouse can be pulled off, called a flapper: To maintain your skin you want to ...



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