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By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Jun 15, 2015
I'd say that's a long 60m. Eight or 9 of my 60m ropes haven't quite reached.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Jun 15, 2015
this Maxim bicolor belongs to my climbing partner. i have no reason to suspect it's an extra long 60 from climbing the other routes that day. besides, for rapping straight down the plumb line to that bottom flat ground (without angling to climber's left to the shiny first bolt as pictured), there's even more spare slack left, about 10 ft extra on each strand. would think any "more regular" 60 would at least reach there. that's without even accounting for rope stretch from body weight in both cases btw. also, one could easily angle the rap to climber's right to come down on the elevated scramble ledges at the start of Many Happy Returns
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Jun 15, 2015
FWIW, another party had a 70 on this before us. had looked like a lot of slack on their tarp while their TR was just hanging there in place, why i thought a 60 ought to work, or that i could at least rap down to climber's right, to touch down higher along the base that inclines upward to climber's right, or onto the even higher easy ledges at the start of Many Happy Returns. one could TR belay from one of those higher positions as well while partner starts climbing from the very bottom, but turned out not needing any of that at all
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The few extra feet of slack after rapping down with a 60.

Submitted By: Sean on Jun 13, 2015
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