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jmeizis


Dec 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Jason, the reason you can get down with a 60 in that area of red rocks is because the angle at the bottom is so low it is barely climbing. In most cases if you slipped you'll just slide on your butt to the ground. There are some with ledges about ten feet off the ground to belay from.

While most sport climbers aren't going to carry a cordalette up a climb the method detailed above (lowering one end and using the other side to fix it) is a good reason to at least have one in the group and that method is also useful on Montezuma's Tower in nearby GoG for getting down with one rope. I use it quite a bit in CO in places where a 70 is often prescribed. Requires some previous knowledge of the route or math skills if listed distances are accurate.


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JaysonRohr wrote:
I was wondering on a 125ft sport pitch at the top are reppeling chains, in the climbing guide for the area it states you can use a 60m rope for decent. I am viewing this as you dont have enough rope. Can someone please explain.

ask Majid. He has an answer, and a video to show the technique. Unimpressed

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