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Dec 19, 2008, 1:26 PM

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Re: [RangerJ] Portaledge Questions
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1 - What i do is adjust the straps to the best of my ability while NOT weighing the ledge .. then weigh the ledge and push away from the wall .. then re-adjust... finally laydown flat and see how it feels.. if it feels fine, then its good enough.

2 - in teh case you described you would need to extend the PP to hang the ledge below the bag, or the bag below the ledge.

-- something people haven't really said (i think 1 person mentioned it) is that you can hang your ledge off of one bolt, or hang the bag off of 2 out of 3 bolts. (or even 1 bolt in some cases).

.. just back them up to the PP .. on el cap i have often hauled off a single bolt .. if the bolt is bomber you can back it up to the other bolts, and have a high point to haul to -- then when you dock the pig its as high as you can get it.

3 - yes you can stand

4 - no, don't do that

5 - sounds dicey


about peeing .. i usually have to pee in the middle of the night, and just kneel on the edge of the ledge, and pee into the night air.. -- its usually fairly scary since you're half asleep, no light, etc ...

(This post was edited by ricardol on Dec 19, 2008, 1:29 PM)

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