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Petzl Roc Pec Hand Drill 30-Jul-2013 At 8:16:09 AM tshaw
On 29/07/2013 sliamese wrote:
>Having just come back from a trip involving a fair bit of drillingground
>up, id suggest doing away with the tag line concept. It only seems useful
>to me ifthe route is at a grade you could climb it without bolts/gear to
>a belay, then pull the drill up and rap bolt the pitch. Generally if it
>needs bolts, there's limited options of good pieces to sit on and sort
>out a tangled tag line, you'll be hanging off one arm. In that case its
>much easier to already have the drill on your harness, a bolt on a quickdraw
>so you can drill, hit the bolt in (trubolt) then sit on it before tightening
>it up. On hard routes it's easiest to top-step in aiders and use small
>dynabolts that are removable between proper bolts.
>Much easier if you can just get to the top of the wall!!

I hope the route will be a harder grade than I can effectively climb without putting gear in. So rap might be the best option or there could be some sketchy slab climbing.

Definitely can get access to the top. As it is a good size wall rapping in may be the best option.

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