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Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning the first Pitch
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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jul 15, 2008
Is that a problem?
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Apr 1, 2009
I'm confused by the caption of this picture... is this a normal thing for when you clean pitches?
By matt snider
From: Flagstaff AZ.
Nov 8, 2009
Duck tape???
By JSH
Administrator
Feb 15, 2011
Thanks, I'll be having nightmares about this soon ...
By Paul Davidson
Feb 16, 2011
I think this one is going to need Gorilla Tape.

Praise be braided cores.
I've known two different climbers to take falls at Granite Mountain and end up staring at an exposed core with 2/3 of the core cut clean through.
Though this pic looks more like rock chop.
A fall usually strips the sheath back a lot more whereas rock flattens it out.
By Mike Smyth
From: Spartanburg, SC
May 17, 2012
Scary
By Mackay Crabbe
From: Moab, Ut
Nov 15, 2013
Ahhh the good thing about Sandstone...just slowly wears through the whole thing
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 8, 2017
^^^^+1^^^^ regarding the appropriate application of Duck Tape here, both structurally and psychologically. And Phil this is not a "normal" part of the cleaning process for a rope or a pitch.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 8, 2017
Not good!
By Seth Jones
From: New Lenox, IL
Feb 15, 2017
I'd whip on it...
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Cleaning the first Pitch

Submitted By: Dean Hoffman on Jan 6, 2007
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