Climbing anchors: The Cordelette

PLEASE READ: In this video we show you the basic cordelette anchor, used most commonly for top roping and belay stations on multipitch.

A weakness not touched on in the video is that if the arms of the cordelette anchor are of vastly different lengths, the shortest arm will bear the most load. The anchor is strongest and most effective when all arms are roughly the same length and are loaded in the direction of pull intended.

Always seek guidence from an experienced climber if you’re not familar with anchors.