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bearbreeder


Oct 2, 2012, 8:46 AM

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Re: [david_g48] dave macleod gets dropped off the end of a rope
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the problem IMO isnt longer ropes ... its the way people use them

i mean really do you have to do a TR gangbang on every single sport climb that is 60m+ ... ive seem people here tie 2 ropes toghether and gangbang exasperator which is a 50m crack here ... if they fell in the first 20 feet theyd deck

using long ropes on multi here is very useful for linking pitches ... whether you should do so or not depends on yr confidence in yr partner and the nature of the climb ... but long ropes arent the issue ... its people making decisions

the $$$/m tends to be roughly in line regardless ... heres a popular rope which works out to ~ $2.82 / m

http://www.mec.ca/...ocity-9.8mm-rope.jsp

people likely made the same argument when 60m took over from 50m ... and theyll make it again ...

the problem is the people using them, not the rope

if you dont know the climb or the rope, tie a knot in the bottom ... and if yr lowering someone you dont need to lower them like speedy gonzales, keep an eye on the end ...


(This post was edited by bearbreeder on Oct 2, 2012, 8:49 AM)



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