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jackscoldsweat


Mar 22, 2004, 8:32 PM
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There are more trouble than they are worth, unless you are really working some hard sheet where they would be helpful.

If you are slogging up 5.7's don't waste your money.

If you are trying to send hard test piece 11's, then maybe they are worth it.

1st off, I HATE rope drag.

drkodos, I couldn't disagree more. Using doubles on lower grade climbs can be just as enjoyable and more efficient as a single. Let's take your home turf, RR as an example. Cat in the Hat, a very enjoyable/popular 5.6 RR classic. My climbing partner and I were able to link the last two pitches of this climb with minimal rope drag while other parties using singles had to make the traverse, a pitch unto itself. The same goes for the 1st two pitches of Dark Shadows. The list goes on...

flip the stack,

JCS

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