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currupt4130


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I had to use it today. It scared the hell out of me the whole way down while I was cleaning my gear but it worked like a champ.


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currupt4130 wrote:
I had to use it today. It scared the hell out of me the whole way down while I was cleaning my gear but it worked like a champ.

You had to use it? because you didn't want to leave gear? or because you were held at gunpoint and the only way to survive was to not leave any gear?


currupt4130


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Because I didn't want to leave gear. So in order to not leave gear I utilized this nifty little tool.


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curious multi or single pitch, no access to top? im curious what the circumstance was

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T


coolcat83


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fair enough, if you've got the nads use em


currupt4130


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It was single pitch. Access to the top was incredibly sketchy and wet. Down climbing would have been dangerous to get my gear back. There were no anchors on this route and we didn't know that before hand.

We tried to sling a horn and flip it off after I was on the ground. Tried for 20 minutes with no success. So I lead it back up. Went in direct to a couple pieces, rigged it up, weighted it, bounced on it, and rapped down.

We could have tried to do the texas rope trick with the sling around the horn but I was sick of getting shit stuck and I tested the setup on the ground first.

It worked and I'm alive but I know that's going to be a desperate situation trick from now on.


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currupt4130 wrote:
It was single pitch. Access to the top was incredibly sketchy and wet. Down climbing would have been dangerous to get my gear back. There were no anchors on this route and we didn't know that before hand.

We tried to sling a horn and flip it off after I was on the ground. Tried for 20 minutes with no success. So I lead it back up. Went in direct to a couple pieces, rigged it up, weighted it, bounced on it, and rapped down.

We could have tried to do the texas rope trick with the sling around the horn but I was sick of getting shit stuck and I tested the setup on the ground first.

It worked and I'm alive but I know that's going to be a desperate situation trick from now on.

Are your slings really expensive or something?


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coolcat83 wrote:
currupt4130 wrote:
I had to use it today. It scared the hell out of me the whole way down while I was cleaning my gear but it worked like a champ.

You had to use it? because you didn't want to leave gear? or because you were held at gunpoint and the only way to survive was to not leave any gear?

It amuses me that sometimes people feel "held at gunpoint" or "only way to survive" = "had to".


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Went in direct to a couple of pieces??

Pieces of pro? How'd you get your pro back?


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Went in direct to a couple of pieces??

Pieces of pro? How'd you get your pro back?

That's where the rope trick came in...


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How many pieces did you have in the anchor that you pulled? If more than one piece, did you pull an equalized sling or something like that?


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I had one bomber #2.


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Soooo, you are trying to become a statistic then? Good decision-making skills. Crazy


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currupt4130 wrote:
I had one bomber #2.

funny how people freak about the idea of rapping off 1 piece of gear, yet they will routinely clip to only 1 bolt with 1 sling on sport routes and go off belay. i trustone bomber #11 hex more than some random bolt.


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I guess I misunderstood you and thought you had tied into two pieces with the rope end to retrieve them. Didn't see how that would work.


I wasn't there so......
If you had a horn that was large enough to have trouble getting a sling off of it 60ft away, couldn't you have just put the middle of your rope over it and rapped?


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jcrew wrote:
funny how people freak about the idea of rapping off 1 piece of gear, yet they will routinely clip to only 1 bolt with 1 sling on sport routes and go off belay. i trustone bomber #11 hex more than some random bolt.

While 'freak out' is too strong a term I don't like hanging off a single bolt OR a single cam between me and my maker.

Yes in the course of a climbing career I have 'had' to do both, more than once.

Never did the T Rope Trick though!

DMT


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I guess I misunderstood you and thought you had tied into two pieces with the rope end to retrieve them. Didn't see how that would work.


I wasn't there so......
If you had a horn that was large enough to have trouble getting a sling off of it 60ft away, couldn't you have just put the middle of your rope over it and rapped?

The horn was big enough on the edges to take a dynema sling around it, and I was scared rapping off it as it was. I don't think a rope would have held around the edges of this particular horn.


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Awww. Welcome to man hood. *Hands you some brass ballz* ;)


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So why not just leave a sling girth hitched to the horn?


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rightarmbad wrote:
So why not just leave a sling girth hitched to the horn?


winSmile


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Please tell me you did this at the New or Bozoo.


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There are lots of 'rope tricks', nothing new here. In the wrong hands, this one is 'Texas' in the same way roulette is sometimes 'Russian'.


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justroberto wrote:
Please tell me you did this at the New or Bozoo.

It was out at Pirates Cove. You got me.


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currupt4130 wrote:
justroberto wrote:
Please tell me you did this at the New or Bozoo.

It was out at Pirates Cove. You got me.
Ah, I've never been around past the colosseum.

Was there no way to top out (even aiding) and rap off a tree? I can imagine that topping out in the mud and ferns would be a little sketchy, but even more so than rapping off a cam with your rope tied to the trigger?


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Boo-yah! The TTRT works! I might've used the unpatented j_ung-two-piece variation, though. Just sayin'. Smile



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