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Feb 3, 2013, 9:37 AM

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Re: [cracklover] newbie gear questions
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cracklover wrote:
I'll finish that sentence for you...

qwert wrote:
There is nothing wrong with toproping a route once or twice after someone has led it before, to train on something harder than ones personal lead level, but toproping for the sake of toproping on the other handů

... is a fine way to climb for beginners or anyone else who just doesn't want to lead (yet).


ahhh ... but then you have the chronic top ropers ... the ones who top rope moderates all day with no real purpose ...

and the gangbangs ... its not till you see 20+ top ropers hogging up the entire wall and refusing to let anyone else climb ...

and lets not forget the tough guys ... theyll start screaming about how awwwwsum they are for top roping a 5.11 "onsight" with a few falls, an assisted dyno and flying traverses

and then the multipitch top ropers ... those that will rap down a route or beg you to lead up the first pitch so that they and their friends and hog the multipitch for their top roping fun ... ive had people get angry because i wouldnt lead up to set up a top rope for them on the starting pitch of a popular multipitch

and the top rope vampires ... these people will hang around crags that you cant easily setup ropes from the top, and seek other people to set up ropes for them and their posse ... or thell harass you to bring them up a multi, but they are too scarred to lead even the easiest pitches

and then the special .. those that scream about how leading is dangerous and you shouldnt fall ... and telling everyone else how unsafe their "sport" anchors are ..

if you are a chronic top roper ... just ask yourself this ... when you take your yosemite trip ... are you going to spend all your time at swan slab top roping ... or are you going to beg other people to haul your top roping azz up the royal arches, telling them they have to do all the work ...

or are you just going to go and lead the effing thing and climb whatever you want


as to ropes ... what everyone else said ... cheap, 10-10.3mm, no dry or duodess needed, length depends on yr area and how likely you are to chop the ends from falls

etc ...


(This post was edited by bearbreeder on Feb 3, 2013, 9:40 AM)

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