Roped solo climbing

Roped solo climbing or rope soloing is a form of solo climbing without a climbing partner, but with the safety of rope protection.


Potential danger

Roped soloing is much less dangerous than free soloing but more dangerous than climbing with a partner. One problem is that in a fall, the attachment system is loaded in a way it wasn't designed for.[1] Also, in case of an accident, sometimes there is no one to go for help. It can also be tedious, as the climber must ascend each section of rock twice: once to add the next belay anchor, then again after descending to remove the previous one, effectively traveling the route three times.


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