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topramen


May 3, 2006, 5:50 PM
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Z x C hauling system
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Hello everyone

Is it possible to use a ZxC hauling system like that used for crevasse rescue to haul on walls? I realize that it would result in having to pull upwards to move your load, but could this just be fixed by adding a additional pulley to the hauling anchor in order to redirect the rope so that you can give it a downward yank in order to raise your bags? Does anyone see any downside to doing this? Thanks


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edit: J_ung did it better and with more clarity.


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Piggybacking a C and a Z will give you a 6:1 advantage. The corresponding disadvantage is that you'll have to pull six feet of cord for every one foot your bag raises. And, you'll have to reset the hitch on the Z-drag often. Unless your load is so heavy that a C-drag just isn't gonna do it, I'd guess it won't be worth the trouble or the time.


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May 4, 2006, 12:43 AM
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3:1 is more then you should ever need.

anymore and you run the risk of breaking your load biner or tearing the pig right off it's straps under a small roof.


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