Rope Lost on Tunnel Vision in Red Rocks


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raytiley · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 0

I got spooked after falling on the first pitch and my leader rappled down. We couldn't pull the rope and left it behind. Free beer if someone gets it for us. We're flying out of Las Vegas on Sunday night.  

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0
raytiley wrote:

I got spooked after falling on the first pitch and my leader rappled down. We couldn't pull the rope and left it behind. Free beer if someone gets it for us. We're flying out of Las Vegas on Sunday night.  

That's not lost. It's abandoned.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,500

While I feel for you- I would highly recommend walking out there first thing tomorrow morning and waiting until someone shows up to climb the route. They'll likely drop your rope for you or help you retrieve it and you can toss them a few bucks for some brews post-climb. If you expect someone to not only retrieve your rope, but also hike it out for you, I would suspect you'll be waiting for that rope for a long time.

Bill Lawry · · New Mexico · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 1,407
John Wilder wrote:

I would highly recommend walking out there first thing tomorrow morning and waiting until someone shows up to climb the route. They'll likely drop your rope for you or help you retrieve it and you can toss them a few bucks for some brews post-climb.

This is excellent advise ... after getting your rope, maybe plan to head over to something else in the vicinity.

n00b · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 40

If you're not flying out until Sunday night, you have plenty of time to get back out there to retrieve your rope.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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