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One locking carabiner might avoid some failure modes which apply to two quickdraws, but, as others have noted, it sacrifices redundancy. If you are concerned that two quickdraws might fail, you may make a couple "locking draws" specifically for anchors. Just attach small locking carabiners to a dogbone. That's what I have made for myself, mostly ...


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You can do a variety of techniques. There are trade-offs between speed and safety. The following is what I would do to make a very safe anchor that a bunch of people are going to climb on. It requires four carabiners, at least two of which should be locking, plus a cordelette or static rope. Ignore the chains and the rap ring -- especially the rap ring, ...


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It is a good practice to backup a tope rope system, especially considering that There is only one anchor at the tope and no intermediate quickdraws Climbing far below, a visual check can be difficult Any sling rubbing on rock may be damaged pretty fast (mainly a problem on high-friction rock and around edges) Top rope climbing is often done by beginners ...


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From the Marine Department: please note the question is describing a power-driven heading towards a vessel at anchor but not a vessel under way and showing a port side light. In the picture, the upper white light is the forward anchor light whilst the lower white light is the anchor light at the stern of the vessel. The red light at the middle is an all ...


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