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Apr 14, 2012, 1:06 PM

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Re: [Rudmin] How do you repel 125 feet with 60m rope
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Rudmin wrote:
YouWill787 wrote:
I wondered about the same thing in RRCOS. I was seeing some of the routes, especially on Coyote Wall were showing as being over 100 feet. One day I just tried one. From my experience now, (most of the time) the route won't be impossible. You might have to really stretch to get your foot on the ground, or you might be able to get down to a ledge within 5 feet of the ground. Once you are within a few feet of the ground on a single pitch climb, I consider that safe (especially on slab, just slide down on your butt the rest of the way). Since then I have encountered this on a few climbs outside of the Springs, like Clear Creek canyon.

One trick you can do to drop those last few feet is spin around a few times while on rappel and then slip one strand through the rappel device. The friction of the rope wrapping around itself slows you down, but it may be more likely to tangle when you pull the rope. Obviously don't try this from seriously dangerous heights.

I understand the theory here, but yikes. No thank you. I'd rather leave gear at an anchor midway or even down climb the last bits unroped.

(This post was edited by j_ung on Apr 14, 2012, 1:08 PM)

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