It really is a Z. Remember your anchors from Snow 1 and you’ll get more about anchors for this at Snow 2.
Notice how the last loop comes out of the biner towards the anchor. You are tying the Bachman to the load line. That is the line the climber is hanging from.
Have your pre-rigged oval and prusik for the Bachman and your pre-rigged pulley, non-locker and a prusik loop for your one pulley that you will carry. Have it rigged and ready to go. You don’t know which pulley you might be placing, or you may need to ask your climbing partner for their pre-rigged pulley because you may be building the whole system. More on this at Snow 2.
If you and your partner each carry one pulley rig it to carry on your harness with one wrapped prusik loop, one non-locker and your one pulley. That way you’ll know what it is, where it is and what it is for. This mini rig can work for either pulley. You don’t know which pulley you’ll rig till you get there. If you end up with and extra prusik loop, just sling it.
Can you count the number and types of gear needed to make this? Rig them on your harness for their specific purposes. We’ll show you how.
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WAC Crevasse Rescue Z Pulley Method Diagrams for the 1,2,3, Basic Z