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theamish


May 4, 2002, 2:54 PM
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If you are talking about the top of the climb where you are attatching the rope you can use longer slings that allow the rope to clear the top edges and run smoothly. I don't know of any way to protect it in the middle of a TR climb except to move to a different climb


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Two ways -- as mentioned above, extend the belay further out with slings; or get a rope protector (basically, a burrito made out of haulbag material, with your rope as the filling). If you must do a lot of toproping at areas that beat up your rope (Pinnacles anyone?) the latter would be a good investment, as rapid downward tropism can ruin an otherwise lovely day. Fish sells such a device, for example. Russ's version is called the Grain Tamer and is about $25 (notable for being much less than a rope)




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daisuke


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petzl makes a device called the caterpillar which is basically an aluminum bar stuck between 2 supports that you can put on angles in the rock to keep it from fraying, they can be linked together to make longer units for protecting longer areas.... however... they are expensive so you might try making your own version of this

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the Petzl caterpillar is noramally used for rescue workers when hauling over and ledge is a must. If there is a ledge in the middle of a climb, you could try installing runners to guide the rope around it.


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