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Rappelling off quick-links?

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Kyle Bishop · · Nevada City, CA · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 793

I'm developing a cliff at a spot where mussy hooks are the norm (The Emeralds). I'd love to get some of ClimbTech's mussies, but they're sold out until December and I'm likely gone from the area until March (woohoo El Potrero Chico!)

Instead of shelling out for a bunch of rappel rings, or crushing my wallet for a bunch of dracos, I was thinking of just putting up the quick links as a temporary solution until the mussies are back. This isn't a super commonly travelled area like the Alabama Hills or Red Rock, so I figure a shoulder season of people rapping off quick links should be fine. I'd post a warning on MP noting that there are only quick-links for now.

Is this an acceptable/safe compromise? Should I just hold off on posting anything about the routes until I'm back in March?

- Kyle

J W · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,535

It's fine. People can function for a few months without mussys. 

Thanks for all the hard work! 

Drewsky · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 1,090
Trevor. · · Boise, ID · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 845

If you want some cheap "rings", get some fat chain(3/8" or 1/2"), and cut off single chain links. These work well enough to use as a final link in low traffic areas or as a cheap temporary solution. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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