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Leonard Z
Sep 16, 2014
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Careful ascending a fixed line with the rope running over sharp sandstone there. because there is some distance between the anchor and the end of the cliff (15' it looks like) the rope will stretch and bob around while the climber is ascending it. The sandstone will cut through the rope and it could kill your partner. you have to be super aware of that stuff. Some people put duck tape on the rope and rock where it's unavoidable, and the leader should be standing right next to the rope ensuring it is not getting cut. fixed line abrasion is a very serious concern on big walls with dynamic ropes, and the leader has to be super aware of where the rope will run for the second as the second has zero control over this matter. Sep 17, 2014

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