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skiclimb


Jul 9, 2013, 5:39 PM

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Re: [xtrmecat] overshot the belay whilst abseiling, carrying your pig and soloing
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I prefer to be the primary and rap with the bag attached to my loop. Works great for me. I like the clearance, control and center of gravity better that way.

I prefer to rap on just one side of the two ropes with a gri-gri.

Gri-Gri-s suck a bit for rapping and do get hot.. however I do like the ability to lock off easily at any time for any reason including rocks hitting my head and knocking me out.

If I'm looking for a faster smoother rap then I happen to prefer the old square tuber to the crappy catchy less versatile ATC.. but again it's preference.. no perfect answer.. lotsa things work. and being familiar with many things and used to dealing with snafu's quickly is just part of being a good waller.

Theory.. nope..

How many folks you know bailed from the triple cracks. Might not exactly be bragging rights but I think of it as one my more unusual and well done moments on a wall. Bailing overhanging terrain quickly is a damn useful skill to have when needed.

It was also a place where rapping on a gri- gri made a hell of a lot of sense when I was reversing the roof backcleaning the whole way. Was also nice that my partner was able to intentionally rap past the anchor and send me the bag quickly on the tag line by simply unclipping the bag from his harness.

Lotsa ways to skin a cat on a wall.. I like mine, it works and is simple, versatile and can adjust quickly to various messes you run into on a wall.


(This post was edited by skiclimb on Jul 10, 2013, 2:00 PM)



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