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donald949


Jul 23, 2008, 4:42 PM
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pmyche wrote:
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70m is for lowering or rapping down with one rope...not for leading 240 feet long pitches.

OMG I've been misusing my rope. I promise not to run out more than 60m of it henceforth. I hope it will still hold a fall.

So a 60 M pitch is OK right? Just checking, cause I just lead a full 60 M pitch. Which was kind of a drag since it wasn't a straight pitch, but the terrain was easy so I dealt.
I'll try not to go over 60 if my buddy ever gets released from his work cube and we get out on his 70. I don't want to be responsible for any 70 M pitch incidents. Unsure


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pmyche wrote:
norushnomore wrote:
70m is for lowering or rapping down with one rope...not for leading 240 feet long pitches.

OMG I've been misusing my rope. I promise not to run out more than 60m of it henceforth. I hope it will still hold a fall.

Very happy for you. Glad you could share your experience with us.

If you climb 5.easy and proudly run it out to the end of your 70m rope then great. But that would not be my primary reason for buying a 70 or 80m rope.


desertdude420


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Either get one 70m or get two 60m's. It's your choice. In the desert southwest, a 70m is just about standard now!


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IM w/t him light is right! futhermore... there is a certain place where the MEAT~HEAD mentality takes over (concerning gear) I see it alot hear on rc.com go figure?CrazyShockedAngelic


ltj999


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unless you get a 200m spool of rope your rope will be useless.


jmeizis


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If you're climbing the 240 feet without falling, why don't you just simul-climb with the shorter 160 foot rope. On the other hand you could just get a 200 meter spool and then you can probably lead any climb in Tuolmne in one pitch.

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