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USnavy


Oct 23, 2013, 8:29 AM

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Re: [mojomonkey] Death on El Cap
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Four years actually, which includes 10 grade V and VI lines and many others, but nice try.

So please tell me then, how does the second follow on halves? And I am not talking about some A0 want-to-be "aid" climb, I am talking legit aid, A3 all day. With ropes that small, mechanical ascenders are really risky, prusiks suck and are also risky, prusiks are really hard to use on treversing pitches, and ascending fixed 8mm lines is risky because ropes that small have zero abrasion resistance when the wear is focused to a single location. I strongly doubt anyone, Euro or not, uses halves for legit, hard aid. Oh, and have you ever tried belaying someone on a 3-hour A4 lead with an ATC? No one does that, especially not for 20+ pitches. The logistics make it extremely unattractive with no real added benefit.

As far as reading before posting, shit no, what do you think this is, M Proj?


(This post was edited by USnavy on Oct 29, 2013, 7:14 PM)



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