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iain_mct


Apr 22, 2002, 10:31 AM
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Can anyone recommend the length and thickness of a lower out line for the haul bag when climbing the Nose please?
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Iain.


passthepitonspete


Apr 22, 2002, 10:51 AM
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First of all, have you checked out Chris Mac's website? You can click here to download a free Nose SuperTopo.

I would think it might have information on how much lower-out line you need.

Secondly, remember that your excess haul line IS your lower-out line!

You always begin hauling at the top end of your haul line. You should buy a 200' static rope, incidentally, though I doubt you would need such a long one for the Nose. It just gives you more options, that's all.

Anway, after you slide your rope protector up the rope, you attach your pig to the haul line using an alpine butterfly knot, and

Voila!

Your excess haul line becomes your lower-out line.

Cheers,

Pete


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