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advice on runouts 20-Nov-2017 At 9:30:25 AM kieranl
On 20-Nov-2017 BA wrote:
>On 19-Nov-2017 PeterW wrote:
>>But wasn't there a sling runner
>>of some sort (possibly a thread) in the middle of pitch 3? Of course,
>>might have only had rope slings and I suspect you'd need a tape sling!
>They were rope slings but I did have some tape slings the next time I
>did it and I did feel more comfortable.
>>On the other hand, I can imagine the pitch 2 traverse being hard to protect
>>with your rack!
>I think I had something at, or near, the start of the traverse and that
>is when I found what real rope drag was.

There was a rope-sling thread runner at the start of the traverse where two bits of rock almost met but not quite - No 3 I think (roughly equivalent to 9mm). I remember a thread runner low on the third pitch but on subsequent ascents realised that the rock was loose.

No stories of bivvying in a cardboard box?

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