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Feb 12, 2013, 12:30 AM

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Re: [dan2see] Scrambling rope?
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dan2see wrote:
My advice: Give your friends the best you have.
Let them share the great safety gear you have, and the great safety techniques you'll show them.

What are your belay anchors? Trees and boulders are OK if you have plenty of sling material. And don't forget, when each person reaches your belay, they'll want to tie in to it somehow, to be safe up there.

With a rope, each will all need a sit-harness to tie into. No belay devices, but biners might be handy.

The first time I climbed a grade-4 "cliff", I was given good top-rope stuff to keep me safe. One of our ropes that day looked pretty tatty, although not damaged. None of us would volunteer to use it.

So do you friends a favor, and show how you take their safety seriously.
I know you aren't implying that a short rope is automatically crappy one, but it kind of sounds like it.
I doubt the OP is trying to avoid lugging his 60M around just for the sake of being cheap, but rather because it is overkill for the purpose, not to mention heavier and more of a bummer if it does end up getting trashed.
The reference to sit-harnesses is good though. Not only for tying in, but also for the potential rappelling the OP mentioned.
(n00bs + dülfersitz is not a recipe for funTongue)

(This post was edited by sbaclimber on Feb 12, 2013, 12:31 AM)

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