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Jul 7, 2011, 6:24 AM

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Re: [socalclimber] Death at Rumbling Bald
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socalclimber wrote:
drector wrote:
patto wrote:
Climbers need to be made aware about the frequency of this accident type and be ultra cautious when rapping

But how do you make climbers aware? I don't tend to tell other climbers about how they might die unless I'm there when it is about to happen.


Complacency kills. That's the root cause of all these belay/rap style accidents that are occurring on a nearly monthly basis.

I agree completely.

But, I'll also bring up a secondary issue, namely the dogma that all single pitches equipped with anchors must be rapped from to "save the anchors."

My understanding is that Frosted Flake's anchors are SS rings, which are designed to handle lowering and to be replaced easily in those rare cases when they can't. When I see SS rings at the top of a route, I stay on belay and lower.

(This post was edited by j_ung on Jul 7, 2011, 6:26 AM)

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