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alpinelynx


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Anyone still use a hammock on walls? should I REALLY shell out cash for a ledge? opinions?


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You won't get much sleep in a hammock. A portaledge is definitely the way to go. I won't share a double ledge anymore - too cramped. A single ledge is much more comfortable and long enough for us tall guys. My feet hang over the end of an A5 double.


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Eventually you'll want a ledge. If your money is tight though, I would suggest not wasting your money on either until you've done the ledgeless circuit...WFLT, SF of WC, Skull Queen, Southern Man, the Nose, the Reg on HD and many others are usually done w/o a ledge. If you want a just-in-case-I-can't-get-to-the-ledge-by-midnight item, the Pika Parasite hammock is $100, pretty deluxe for a hammock, and will work w/ rain fly when you eventually go for the ledge.


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One night [attempting] sleeping in a hammock should cure that little notion.

I would recommend you buy a double ledge. It doesn't weigh much more or cost much more than a single, and is hugely more roomy and comfortable.

More importantly it gives you the option of bringing a partner with you who hasn't yet made the portaledge investment. With a single ledge, your options will be limited since you will be obliged to choose only a partner who already has a ledge.

For the life of me I can't imagine why they even make single ledges. Unless of course you're tall, which I'm not, particularly. [5'9"]


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thanks for the input people. Melissa is right, its more of the "I'm Damn Slow" emergency concern. Sorry Pete, I don't have any future intentions of shacking up with anyone on a ledge, so I would probably go with a single. I guess if I was into the supercomfort aspect, I could find a way to haul my couch.


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For the emergency hanging bivy, I recommend the Fish One Night Stand. Far more comfortable than a hammock, and makes a cush belay seat with attached rope bag for hanging belays.

It's an inexpensive solution that you won't outgrow.

Brutus


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