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boretribe


Jan 21, 2002, 4:02 AM
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I'm interested in getting a Silent Partner for TR. I would love to be able to set up the rope and just climb up and down a route until I have it totally wired (or my limbs fail). This isn't really something a belayer would be jumping up and down to do. More important is the fact that I love to climb by myself which is why I boulder most of the time (free soloing is out of the question). I've read the literature from Wren Industries and feel fairly comfortable with the rigging (including clipping into back-up knots).

Just wondering if any of you have had any experience with this set-up. What are your opinions on solo top roping? Is it relatively safe (there are always risks with climbing)? etc..


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Jan 21, 2002, 4:26 AM
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Safety issues associated with solo climbing aside... You might want to also check out the Basic by Petzl. It'll run you less than a quarter the price of the Silent Partner and can be used in other applications as well.

The Basic is essentially a streamlined rope clamp/grab. It has the same action as thier ascenders. Because of this I would back it up with a prussik above the device.


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Jan 21, 2002, 4:27 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, there are a few threads related to this over in the trad and aid climbing forums. I know they've discussed self belaying before.



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Jan 23, 2002, 12:29 AM
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With pianomahnn's advice I moved my question over to the trad forum. If you have any input or are interested in reading other's opinions you can click here here


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Thank you for spelling my name right. I love it when people actually take the time to do things right.


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