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A Place to Teach Cleaning Top Anchors at Rumney

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kemple sr. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 95

It is standard practice at Rumney for the leader to place 2 of his quickdraws on the top bolts and then lower off.  The last person in the party should be the only one to lower off of the fixed gear.  This minimizes wear on the fixed hardware.  If you are bringing an inexperienced partner to the cliffs, there is now a safe place to teach this process safely.  It should also be a way to acquaint yourself with the rams horn anchors that are being installed on some climbs.

As you leave the parking lot at the the very start of the trail into the meadows there is a large boulder on your right.  You will find ring anchors and rams horns to teach with.  The fixed carabiners that are found at the top of many climbs will be easy to manage if you can deal with these less intuitive anchors.

Alan Rubin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 0

Glad that you were able to get those in. Thanks a lot, Tim.   Alan

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