This^ A well-done video, as always, Richard. But as stated above, I believe that a firm commitment by the climbing community will do more for reducing confusion than any refinements made to the acronyms. We need to just pick them and stick with what we choose..... The hard part is getting everyone to use the same terms.....
I so agree, and I think those go hand-in-hand. Imagine the acronyms we're discussing and someone asks, what method is used and the answer is, I climb on a moving rope or I climb on a stationary rope. That leaves so many questions to me and it doesn't even address where the ends might be connected.,....nailing it down to one "right way" of saying it is less important than a consistent understanding of how they are used.
Agree, those cover so much of what we do. Only thing is that little d always confuses everyone and making it an m for moving seems to add clarity.To me it's either SRT...DRT...DdRT
All the other bits of alphabet soup are combinations or derivatives of the Big Three. Much too confusing
Too many doubles sounds like troubles.It seems to me that two ropes and two devices would be stationary double ropes technique, or double stationary rope technique, SDRT or DSRT, because each rope could be used independently.
Twin Ropes is using two ropes like one, so just one device. I don't know, I'm speculating. That's the way it is in rock climbing.
Personally I think the assumption is self made, if it's not moving ..... it's......The little m instead of d would clear things up. The assumption that the rest of the techniques are static would have to be made. The DRT would cover both two ropes-two devices and competition foot locking.
Edit: I guess foot locking would actually fit the TRT category more?!!!