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For questions discussing rope soloing when climbing, including both Top Rope Soloing (TRS) and Lead Rope Soloing (LRS).

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How can I prevent back-feeding while rope soloing?

When lead rope soloing, back-feeding (or auto-feeding) is when the weight of the rope between the anchor and soloist (the live rope) pulls extra rope through the soloist's belay device, causing a ...
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Munter hitch + prusik for rope solo lead climbing

Disclaimer This is a question regarding a theoretical technique, and not a tutorial, advice or recommendation. This technique has not been tested, and might potentially be completely unsafe. Climbing ...
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Sensible primary and secondary device combination for toprope soloing

I have been trying to find the "canonical" post on this topic without success - each post has its own take on the issue. And I understand that opinions and preferences abound - but I'm ...
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Is rope-soloing inherently dangerous, and if so, why?

I've never tried rope-soloing and don't have a very detailed idea of how it's done. But reading the 2015 edition of Accidents in North American Mountaineering, I was struck by how many accidents ...
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Please explain this cryptic instruction on soloing related knots

I am trying to decipher a text from this page on rope solo leading: The other way you can tie in is to create a higher tie in point between your harness and chest harness, meaning you have less ...
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Technique for lead solo climbing with rope

In the past I saw climbers climb alone on multi-pitch routes only by themselves (but not free solo). What's a correct technique to do this? I know how to do it with two ropes, rope ascenders and on ...
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Is there an accepted way to self-belay on top rope?

I have seen a handful of methods and devices on the market: (Wayback Snapshot here) These include Rock Exotica's "Soloist", "Solo-...
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