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Dec 29, 2010, 3:23 PM

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Re: [Murdock] Books on Multipitch Methods and Techniques?
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Murdock wrote:
Can you walk off the top of many of the routes at J-Tree? Or will I definitely need a pull rope if I want to climb anything greater than 35m w/o multipitching?
I've been to JTree only a little: an accumulated 30 days of climbing or so in the 5.7 to 5.9 range (I live in NM). Still, I don't recall ever doing a double-rope rap ... 60 meter rope was always enough even on the climbs of more than one pitch. Doesn't mean you couldn't get yourself into something longer.

At JTree, be watchful for low fifth class down climbs as part of a prospective route's "walk off".

Multi-pitch books: Beyond the typical anchor book like Long and Gaines', none come to mind. That and a good self-rescue book are probably enough in terms of book learning. Of course, I'm not saying that book-learning is enough.

Bill L

Edit: Heh, just remembered that we used two ropes to rap Rattlesnake Buttress to avoid a classic JTree "walk off". Still, if you make use of available beta (e.g., a good guide book) you could avoid the ones having more than half a rope for a rap.

(This post was edited by billl7 on Dec 29, 2010, 3:36 PM)

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