Learn This: Build a Quad Anchor


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Rock Climbing Anchors Quad Anchor Trad Skills

A quad anchor built on two bolts.

The “quad” offers a strong, fast, redundant, simple anchor when distributing forces between pieces is a high priority. Note that the quad will extend slightly should either side fail, making it best suited for routes with modern, two-bolt belays and/or ice routes when using two screws at a stance. The quad also works well on multi-piece gear anchors, though it requires more consideration (see below).