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galf


May 3, 2004, 11:50 PM
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RURPs in Horizontals
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Hi,

Sunday I climbed a stiff aid pitch with many consecutive horizontal seams.

I placed a half-driven pecker which I tied off with a small nut's wire...

I also had to place a horizontal RURP. I had no clue what was the best way to reduce leverage, so I just clipped the loop, bounced it and got on with it!

It worked but it bent quite a bit. I remember reading the hole in the middle could serve to tie it for horizontals but with what?
(note: I had no small rope to thread that hole)

I thought of hooking that hole :shock: , but after the bounce test, I felt more secure clipping the loop.

So the question is:

Should I have tied it around close to the rock like the pecker, hooked the hole or is it the leverage small enough not to be of concern?

Cheers,

Guillaume
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P.S. I hope my recent questions help other aid climbers too :tinfoilhat: and bring back life to this (IMHO) stale forum


adeptus


May 4, 2004, 4:36 AM
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Sounds like a nice pitch :D

Black Diamond makes tie-off webbing for the exact purpose. It holds about 5 kN, but that shouldn’t be a problem since most aid pieces will fail before that :wink:

Have fun


psychoredneck


May 4, 2004, 10:24 PM
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Just weld the fuking thing and get on it.


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