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I am working on making a simulation of a rock climber on a wall in 3D space. The end result is to help visualize the free body diagram of the climber and show how moving your limbs moves your center of mass and changes the forces on your hands and feet.

I've been struggling to write the net force/ torque equations for this simulation and was hoping someone here would be able to help me out.

The question I'm trying to solve is this:

For a body with a known center of mass and 1-4 anchor points, what is the minimum magnitude and direction of the force required at each anchor point to keep the body static?

In the event that the equation is unsolvable (for example if there are only two anchor points and the center of mass isn't on the same vertical plane as the points) I would like to calculate the net torque on the center of mass.

Any help or suggestions on how to write these equations is greatly appreciated!