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Dec 27, 2011, 12:12 PM

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Re: [j_ung] Solo Rappeling - Backcountry Travel - What would you do?
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j_ung wrote:
God forbid you should do anything dangerous. I mean, nobody risks anything when they're out alone, right? Riiiiight. I say rappel if you want to. Go with option 1. You're not going to kill your rope with a little dirt. Fuck all that other noise.

You think it is "noise" to try to caution someone who has no anchor-building experience (not a trad climber) and who "enjoys rappelling" about the pitfalls of artificially introducing rappels into a solo back-country trip? And your argument for fucking all that other noise is that people take risks when they go out alone, so why listen to any advice suggesting how to manage risks the OP may not be fully aware of (for example, the extra issues introduced by rappelling with a pack)?

Well, my advice to the OP is the noise is coming from folks who are the kinds of experts you wanted to hear from, even if they are answering questions you didn't ask. By all means do whatever you want, but after considering the "noise" and evaluating whether it makes sense to you and to your circumstances, rather than fucking the noise now and getting fucked by circumstances later.


(This post was edited by rgold on Dec 27, 2011, 9:38 PM)



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