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General Climbing Discussion

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Ascending/Abseilling 26-Aug-2007 At 10:57:55 AM AlanD
You might want to look at a book, I thing it's still in print periodically called "Single Rope Technique" by Neil Montgomery

The quickest way to ascend this type of distance using ascenders involves 3 ascenders in a set up called rope walking. But leap frogging is probably easier to set up initially.

Static rope is a must for this type of distance as it's easy to set up a bouncing effect which can cut through a rope very easily if the rope rubs anywhere on the rock above. I'd still personally put in some rebelay points to limit the bouncing, but crossing rebelays is something you need to learn to do.

As Paul mentioned, forget the figure 8 and use an in-line descending device like a rack or whale tail. Even still, with 200m of rope below, you'll almost be pushing the rope through the descender initially.

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