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Orphaned · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 11,870

Climbed Part Time Crack (5.5) on the Lizard Head Wall today. About to repel, I noticed what is given in the following photo.

Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap. How did I do that?!

So I pulled up half of the rope, took the orange thinger out, rethreaded the chain, then threw it down again. What a pain. Hahahahaaa!

Do you have a photo blooper to share?

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

I don't understand what I'm supposed to laugh at. Even though I want to. Should I laugh at the rope going directly through the hanger?

Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140

That orange thing is useless. You should have just cut it. Saved you some time and effort.

Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140

Hehehe I was very tempted to take a pic of my face right now and post it here ( life on the road )

highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion · · Colorado · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 35
FrankPS wrote:Should I laugh at the rope going directly through the hanger?
I didn't realize you were a n00b.
FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
nicelegs wrote: I didn't realize you were a n00b.
Newer than a noob. How do they get the rope up there?

And I didn't see an explanation from you. Ha!
Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140
Joan Lee wrote:Frank and all of you noobs out there: feel free to leave a nice beefy locker as you rap a station like on a route like that. That is the way! And I can always use a leaver when I'm sketched out on some 5.7 RX!
FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

OK, I just looked closer (old eyes). The rope is running through a rap ring and a chain. He won't be able to get the rap sling off the way it's attached? Did I pass the "what's wrong with this" test? :)

Edit: I don't see what the runner is attached to on the chain. Hell, I don't even know what I see!

Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140
FrankPS wrote: Newer than a noob. How do they get the rope up there? And I didn't see an explanation from you. Ha!
Gym climber
Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140
FrankPS wrote:OK, I just looked closer (old eyes). The rope is running through a rap ring and a chain. He won't be able to get the rap sling off the way it's attached? Did I pass the "what's wrong with this" test? :)
Hahahahaha. Why don't you climb outside?
FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
Joan Lee wrote: Gym climber
Must feel good to dish it out, considering how much crap you (rightfully) take on the website.
Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140
Joan Lee wrote: Hahahahaha. Why don't you climb outside?
You troll enough forum to have your shit together for a multipitch. Hehehehe
Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140
FrankPS wrote: Must feel good to dish it out, considering how much crap you (rightfully) take on the website.
The difference between you and me is that I actually climb outside (lead trad too), and you don't even have your own rope probably. My bet is "a boulderer"!
Try it, why don't you? It is fun! I say pull off a mentor from the forum the biggest douche that sprays a ton...something like that Zapzit guy. Let him show you how it's done.
FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
Joan Lee wrote: The difference between you and me is that I actually climb outside (lead trad too), and you don't even have your own rope probably. My bet is "a boulderer"!
You know, if you collected your thoughts, you could put them in the same post, instead of consecutive ones. That would take some cerebral activity, though.
Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245
Thomas Beck · · Las Vegas, Nevada · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,040

Spenser,

I've done this rigging a chain set. You do feel a little stupid. Good you checked before launching

Joan Lee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 140
Thomas Beck wrote:Spenser, I've done this rigging a chain set. You do feel a little stupid. Good you checked before launching
He is talking about the red nylon sling not the chain and a rap ring rig. Does anybody pay attention here?
The question is : how did the sling get there in this position in the first place?
If you started a spray thread like "my rack is bigger than yours" or "here's my proj!", or "here's what I climbed this past weekend" you would gget a lot of responses.
Robbie Mackley · · Tucson, AZ · Joined May 2010 · Points: 85

I've never seen that one, but it did make me laugh.

Paul Hutton · · Flaming Gorge, UT · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 740

HA I've trapped myself in a situation like that before. May have been identical. You do your double and triple check, and stare at it like a deer-in-the-headlights, then palm strike yourself in the forehead HAHA! Good to, at least, know that I'm not the only one with a check in that box.

J TMan · · San Diego · Joined May 2013 · Points: 120

I am just curious how this happens (not criticizing)? Was it just that the sling happened to be there when threading your rap rope?

Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245
Jesse Toedtman wrote:I am just curious how this happens (not criticizing)? Was it just that the sling happened to be there when threading your rap rope?
I'm guessing he was attached in direct to the hangar with the sling, and unintentionally pulled the chain through the sling to thread the rope. Voila. Could happen to anyone using slings to go in direct. Not a big deal really. Just a pain in the ass when you don't notice it until you've fed out the whole rope for rappel.
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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