This is an instructional video on how to release your baley device from a top rope anchor while it is in auto locking mode. This scenario is possible if the second climber is injured or cannot finish the climb and the leader must go down to second climber.
(Bringing a backup belay/ rappel device would avoid having to do this whole procedure or at least save you some time, but as we all know that is not always feasible or an option).

*Climbing is dangerous, do not attempt without proper instruction*
Knots required:
Clove hitch
Munter hitch
Mule over munter
Prussik (we used the french prussik)

Rock guide: Greg Jackson AMGA rock instructor.
This Video was taken at Split Rock in Marin county, CA
by Levi Van Weddingen.