does anybody know if the first pitch of chitlins corner can be rapped with a single 70m rope? thanks
It can be rapped with a single 60m rope in two raps, using the anchor at the top of pitch one, and a second fixed anchor out on the face slightly climbers' left of the corner. If memory serves, it's the bolt anchor at the top of Rusticator.
While I'm not certain, I'm very skeptical that you could get down in a single rap even with a 70m cord.
It would be a real rope stretcher for sure. The first pitch of Chitlin's is long and the anchors are not that much below the top of the cliff. What Derek says is the standard. With a single rap with a 70 you probably could get down to relatively easy down climbing territory but why not just go to the Rusticator anchors and go again? Thread drift - if you rap from the top - after 2nd pitch og Chitlin's or Green Mountain Breakdown or Wet Lithuanian - again going to the Rusticator anchors - take care that your rope doesn't get stuck in the crack at the top of the corner although usually it will pull thru.