Questions tagged [v-thread]

A v-thread (sometimes called an Abalakov thread) is a technique used in ice climbing to produce a disposable anchor when abseiling off an ice flow (as opposed to leaving some protection, such as an ice screw behind)

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How much stronger is a vertical v-thread than a horizontal one?

I was out ice climbing with a group today and they were using three-point anchors using two vertical v-threads (abalakovs) with one backup ice-bolt. They said the vertical v-threads (one hole over top ...
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V-threads (Abalakov): How many holes are too many?

V-threads, or Abalakov threads (after the inventor Vitaly Abalakov), can be tricky to make (especially left handed in the dark...), but when you miss the mark on your first attempt, or second attempt, ...