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marc801


Nov 19, 2012, 10:27 AM

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Re: [majid_sabet] Tandem Rappel Pros/Cons
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majid_sabet wrote:
if you can place the rope on top then you can easily rap with one person with two stands of rope ( assuming you carry atc or 8 on you).
No, you're not understanding. On a number of the Needles spires, there are *NO* anchors on top. The leader slings or more usually ties off the top of the spire with the rope, which, along with the leader's stance and mass, forms the anchor to bring up the second. Since the leader is often part of the anchor, it's essential that they belay off their harness.

For descent, the rope is laid across the top of the spire, usually in some sort of natural groove or notch to prevent it from rolling off, then the party simul-raps down opposite sides of the spire.

More info in this thread:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...rum.cgi?post=1039335




(This post was edited by marc801 on Nov 19, 2012, 10:28 AM)



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