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Rock Climbing Photo: Here is what the rap station for Gelsa looks like....
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By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Aug 16, 2009
Why is the anchor tied off so high? I may be wrong, but isn't a tree anchor strongest when tied off by the base of the tree trunk?
By Jeff Welch
From: Denver, CO
Aug 16, 2009
Yes, it's strongest when tied off at the base. But that tree appears to be so stout that it wouldn't really matter. I suspect it's tied off high to allow the rope to run at a better angle.
By Jason Antin
From: Golden, CO
Aug 19, 2009
Jeff's correct; there is a loop of cable fastened to the tree at a higher level so the rope will run smoothly and at a better angle. That tree is pretty beefy, I wouldn't worry about it.
By coldatom
From: Cambridge, MA
Apr 12, 2016
Why on Earth would anyone rap here? This is so close to the walk off.
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Here is what the rap station for Gelsa looks like. It's about 40 feet to climber's right along the obvious footpath. For some reason people keep rapping down directly over Gelsa?

Submitted By: Jason Antin on Aug 11, 2009
On this route:
Gelsa (5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c )
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