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distantThunder


Jul 28, 2013, 8:07 PM

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Re: [billcoe_] rope and chemical question
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I'm not singling out any specific person when I say this - I don't quite subscribe to the level of paranoia here. I'm comfortable with the situation described by Scotchie. I don't think the ropes in the bags were at all affected by the very short time in the cupboard. If I receive them I will wash them, and inspect them. If they pass, I've got no problems with that gear. I'd be more concerned about the amount of previous use they have already had from falls or general usage by Scotchie - I would need to ask Scotchie about that before making any decisions.

Scotchie - the offer stands.

It's probably a moot point, because if he's retired them then he probably threw them away or cut them up.

Here's an old story for you. a long time ago I was at the bottom of El Cap. I was retrieving a lost jumar that I had accidentally dropped. I did find it, but after reflection decided that the gear should be retired. It did not have any obvious cracks, but had fallen hundreds of feet. While I was there, I met another climber from Camp 4. I asked him what he was doing, He said that he went there regularly to retrieve gear, and most of the gear he owned "he got from the base of El Cap". Hahahaha!

dT


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