Optimal knot for belay device after tensionless hitch?
I feel like im keeping you guys busy this week :rolleyes:
Anyway, what knot would be most optimal to use for attaching a belay device after anchoring in with a tensionless hitch?
When I use an anchor strap obviously I just clip right into the strap and off we go. Would it be entirely acceptable to just anchor in with the hitch, and tie a butterfly a few feet out to attach the belay device?
A directional 8 I guess would work as well but I can't see a reason to bother when the butterfly is just as good and easier to tie.
I just want to make sure this is an acceptable method.
I also want to add that in this scenario, you have no other ropes available to you. This is based on a firefighter roof rope, there won't be a rescue equipment cache 10 feet away with everything you could
Heres my god awful cartoon drawing.
It would go, tensionless hitch, butterfly with rescue eight, rest of the rope on the ground and then tied into the eight.Attachment 23299