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This 360 degree core shot resulted from my partner's fall from the end of the crux section.  The core shot was about 6.5 meters from the lead end of the rope.  Judging by how the rope was running and the distance from core shot to rope end, we think the culprit was a sharp, vertical "mini-arete" located toward the top of the first part of the climb (about 3 feet below where you start traversing left).  The rope was a pretty new 9.2 Topaz from Edelrid.  I think the core shot would've happened to any rope, and we were happy only the sheath was damaged.<br>
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I've done Kloof a number of times, whipped, belayed whips, and never gotten a core shot.  Maybe a fluke, but I thought I'd post just so folks are aware.  I don't know how/if it's possible to prevent the rope from running over that edge.
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Lisa Montgomery
Oct 28, 2015
This 360 degree core shot resulted from my partner's fall from the end of the crux section. The core shot was about 6.5 meters from the lead end of the rope. Judging by how the rope was running and the distance from core shot to rope end, we think the culprit was a sharp, vertical "mini-arete" located toward the top of the first part of the climb (about 3 feet below where you start traversing left). The rope was a pretty new 9.2 Topaz from Edelrid. I think the core shot would've happened to any rope, and we were happy only the sheath was damaged.

I've done Kloof a number of times, whipped, belayed whips, and never gotten a core shot. Maybe a fluke, but I thought I'd post just so folks are aware. I don't know how/if it's possible to prevent the rope from running over that edge.  
Lisa Montgomery
Golden, CO
Lisa Montgomery   Golden, CO
Hey Steve, there's a fixed nut where the 0.75 goes right now, so that's what my partner clipped with a long sling before starting the traverse. I agree - that was a rowdy core shot for a pretty standard fall! Nov 5, 2015
Steve Annecone
boulder
Steve Annecone   boulder
Rad, thanks for posting, Lisa! I've taken that whip right there and belayed others doing the same and never had a problem. However, I usually use a shoulder length sling on that last piece (#0.75 Camalot) before traversing left... was there a quickdraw on that last piece? Regardless, still hard to believe that the rope could be wanked that hard there. Oct 31, 2015

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