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|Beal Double Ropes - Cobra II or Pro Mountain
I recently used a 60 combined with a 50 on slab at Buffalo.
~> It sucked big time!
Get two ropes the same length!
(As an aside, double 75m ropes, or maybe even longer, would be good for slab at Buffalo!)
On 26/01/2011 Mike Bee wrote:
>Thats the guidebooks thought. The idea of having a longer rope is that
>you can link a couple of pitches (eg a 30m and a 25m) into a single 55m
>pitch to save some time. I'm a big fan of 60m half ropes. Just for fun,
>you can do Syrinx in 3 pitches if you use the ropes well.
Yeah, I'm aware of the idea of linking pitches, and I like doing it at crags where it works. Most of the time at araps though, I find myself getting shut down by drag long before I run out of rope (no ammount of rope trickery can fix a traverse into a corner, followed by a roof, followed by a 5m wide terrace, followed by a crux)
There's a few exceptions which are really good to do with a long rope, but on all the single pitch stuff and most of the multipitching I reckon 40m of rope is ample
On 26/01/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>Most of the time at araps though, I find myself getting
>shut down by drag long before I run out of rope (no ammount of rope trickery
>can fix a traverse into a corner, followed by a roof, followed by a 5m
>wide terrace, followed by a crux)
C'mon ODH, whereisyoursenseofgoforit?
On 26/01/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>C'mon ODH, whereisyoursenseofgoforit?
Ha Ha ya funny bugger
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