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Mt Buffalo over the long weekend

haynesy73
14/03/2013
3:59:57 AM
Hi, I was climbing Maharajah over the long weekend and i had to rap off the belay ledge leaving my gear behind. If you have climb this route and taken my gear i would like it back. My climbing buddy was unable to climb the first 2 pitches so i had to leave an anchor behind 3 cams 3 screw gates and cordalay.

Please contact me if you have taken my gear i will be able to tell you the details of the cams to confirm they are mine.

Ph: 0499437012 or leave a post.
simey
14/03/2013
9:21:54 AM
Gee, sounds like a pretty safe rap anchor! If you ever go climbing in the mountains it could end up being an expensive trip.

haynesy73
14/03/2013
1:19:47 PM
I had to make sure my buddy was ok, to sling the block that moves is not so safe so had to make a solid anchor to rap off.
One Day Hero
14/03/2013
3:02:36 PM
Salvage and return services are usually paid for with beer, I'd be offering up a six-pack or two for that lot.

nmonteith
14/03/2013
4:48:32 PM
On 14/03/2013 simey wrote:
>Gee, sounds like a pretty safe rap anchor! If you ever go climbing in the
>mountains it could end up being an expensive trip.

What a top tip from a guide. Do you suggest one piece of gear instead? 3 pieces seems pretty normal to me - especially if there is any doubt about the first 2.

haynesy73
14/03/2013
5:30:54 PM
Bro i'd buy a box of beers if i get it all back.
simey
14/03/2013
5:54:55 PM
On 14/03/2013 nmonteith wrote:
>On 14/03/2013 simey wrote:
>>Gee, sounds like a pretty safe rap anchor! If you ever go climbing in
>the
>>mountains it could end up being an expensive trip.
>
>What a top tip from a guide. Do you suggest one piece of gear instead?
>3 pieces seems pretty normal to me - especially if there is any doubt about
>the first 2.

No, I suggest not leaving behind three cams and a bunch of screwgates. I seem to recall the belays on Maharajah being fine for good anchors. Without seeing the set-up in question, I am guessing one well placed cam and one well placed nut would be sufficient along with one sling and a couple of plain gate biners to join them together. How often do people lob off onto one piece of gear between them and the ground? Here we are talking about a controlled abseil on two equalised pieces (hopefully not behind a loose block).
Dave_S
14/03/2013
7:13:18 PM
Some relevant reading from Petzl: Using a prussik to safely bail off a single anchor (2.4MB PDF)

(This assumes that you're in a position to be lowered, rather than rappel.)
Jamiearmo
16/03/2013
11:23:57 PM
Mate it was bomb alright. I got to the ledge today just as a squal was coming through. I replaced your set up with two wires and lowered to get out of the storm. I've got your three cams, but left the cord and screw gates.
Happy to accept some beers and number 7 and 8 wire:)
I'll give you a call.
simey
17/03/2013
8:15:50 AM
Nice work Jamie. So there is still booty up on Maharajah? It is like a gift that keeps on giving.

haynesy73
17/03/2013
12:09:43 PM
Thanks Jamie, waiting for your call. Ph: 0499437012

Miguel75
17/03/2013
1:06:33 PM
On 17/03/2013 simey wrote:
>.... It is like a gift that keeps on giving.

Like herpes;)

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