IA
ID 109402089

Rate Photo
     Clear
  5.0 from 2 votes

trr2ke Reed
Aug 27, 2014
IA
Chase Bowman
Baton Rouge/Durango
Chase Bowman   Baton Rouge/Durango
I gotcha. I plan on getting a grigri so i can start soloing some stuff and have it for belaying. I don't want to spent the money on a soloist or silent partner, because i can only use them for that purpose. What do you mean by "wonky"? Is it referring to how the rope feeds? Also i read the description and it says you start nailing on the second pitch, but you were using cams. Is nailing necessary? Nov 12, 2014
trr2ke Reed
Cookeville, Tennessee
trr2ke Reed   Cookeville, Tennessee
First off, if you use a grigri to rope solo, its best to use a steel mallion to connect it to your harness, check out Andy Kirkpatric's "Me, Myself, and I" for tons of info on big wall soloing. I've recently purchased a Silent Partner but was disappointed with the size, weight, and how far it hung away from my harness.
Finally, pitch 2 does require a hammer, lots of beaks, some micro nuts, knife blades, and I usually carry a few heads. It gets thin after the first bolt, which usually has a bail biner on it. Jan 23, 2016
Chase Bowman
Baton Rouge/Durango
Chase Bowman   Baton Rouge/Durango
I have a few of andys books but I haven't heard of "me,myself, and I" I'll check it out. But I've heard of the silent partner hangin reall low, does it hang low enough to get in the way of stepping in the aiders?
I have soloed up to that bolt three times now, and I cannot figure out how to go any further. I brought tomahawks in the smallest sizes and KBs, but I think I need to get the sizes up as well. The only thing I feel like I haven't tried is bringing heads. But I've left two biners on that bolt. Jan 28, 2016

Nearby Photos