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By Chase Bowman
From: Baton Rouge/Durango
Oct 14, 2014
What are you using to solo this with? I saw the backup knots and figured id ask.
By trr2ke Reed
From: Cookeville, Tennessee
Nov 5, 2014
I use a grigri and would probably enjoy using something else, Its pretty wonky.
By Chase Bowman
From: Baton Rouge/Durango
Nov 12, 2014
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?
By trr2ke Reed
From: Cookeville, Tennessee
Jan 23, 2016
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.
By Chase Bowman
From: Baton Rouge/Durango
Jan 28, 2016
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.
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