South Face Washing Column Trip Report.


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Alec Sluser · · Concord CA · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 3

Spent last weekend in Yosemite and gave the South Face of Washington Column a try. Check out my trip report here!


kevin deweese · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 200

For future reference:

1. If you've got a core shot in the haul line just use a butterfly to isolate the core shot and then you can still haul with that knot in the haul line (research "passing a knot while hauling")

2. You can also rap on a single line with two ropesif you've got a core shot in one of them (research "biner block rappel" or "reepschnur")

live and learn but there was no reason to bail in this case except for a lack of systems knowledge


Alec Sluser · · Concord CA · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 3

I agree Kevin, it was a learning experience and now I know there are a variety of solutions to that problem. Thanks for the feed back man!


kevin deweese · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 200

The only constantin bigwalling is that new problem will arise with every new wall


Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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