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Rope weirdness, alpine-esque- Using a 35m thin static line and a 35 m dynamic rope instead of a 70m?

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snowman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 735

Anybody done this? I got rid of some ropes (donated to ) and now only have a 35m dynamic for climbing and a 35m 7mil static tag line.

Thinking about climbing multi pitch like this.

Do alpine gals/guys do this?

Obviously this adds pitches, but just wondering if it's been done and if anybody has any input.

julio412 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 0

There's thise ice gully on North Peak in the Sierras, usually about 4-5 pitches, just a few where you would want a rope.
Took an 8mil 30 meter, and a few Ti screws, worked great.
More pitches, but since we were always on the move, we were warmer, and the rack weighed nothing

Bill Lawry · · New Mexico · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 1,540

That's my favored combo for a local solo scramble loop - 4 hours involving three raps: 30+m, 30m, and 25m.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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