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On 24/06/2014 DMWdesign wrote:
>On 18/03/2014 huwj wrote:
>>While the Defender rap is straightforward enough, that final section
>of Comet Ramp is not pleasant.
>in what way is it not pleasant?
>i ask because I am planning on doing an abseiling trip down Defender to
>Fuhrer Ledge then down Comet Ramp and then walk out via track the way you
>came in (I am not a rock climber)
huwj may not reply for a while, as I understand he has just left / (in process of leaving?), Australia for an extended overseas (climbing, etc), trip.
So, ... at the risk of you thinking I am stalking you off the other thread, since I keep answering your posts...; I will take a punt and suggest he found it unpleasant because he was burdened with a large/heavy haulbag of climbing accoutrement for a multiday ascent.
This is often a serious amount of gear, and once sufficient water is added for the adventure, can easily equal your own bodyweight.
Having done the same myself I easily understand why haulbags are referred to as 'pigs' in yank-parlance (or wombats as the aussie version), as they are unwieldy items that seem to have a mind of their own at times!
Abseiling a clean airy wall like Defender with one of those hanging off you is hard enough, but once you enter the irregular and sometimes slot-like confines of some of the abseils of Comet Ramp with one, they tend to become more lively and give you grief!
You can clearly see his wombat posing with him in this pic he posted...
On 24/06/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>.....So, ... at the risk of you thinking I am stalking you off the other thread, since I keep answering your posts....
yes, I would not like that thing dangling b/n my legs
Nice work. Go climb She now.
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