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lets make it a habbit to cut and replace old dilapidated slings off rap stations.
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Jul 24, 2012
People there are too many accidents caused by failed stations due to old slings. BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 24, 2012
Not saying it's a bad idea but I can't recall that old webbing failing has been the cause of many rappel accidents. Correct me if I'm wrong. Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
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Jul 24, 2012
BigJuggsjohnson wrote:
lets make it a habbit to cut and replace old dilapidated slings off rap stations.


Ellenor, I'm pretty sure it already is a habit for most people. If you don't trust it, replace it. Seems like common sense to me.
Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Joined Jul 11, 2008
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Jul 24, 2012
If I see old slings I cut and replace them but I've noticed the clusters of old slings in different stages of decay quite frequently on East coast and on top of some ice routes especially. BigJuggsjohnson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
Red River Gorge was the last place I heard of old webbing failing and I believe both climbers died happened in the last 2 years I think. In light of what has happened recently it should open our eyes to try to help those to young,poor,inexperienced,or whatever to not trust old slings just remove them and remove the chance that someone else who doesnt know any better for whatever reason gets hurt. No Derek I dont need your input in advance. Eric Coffman
Joined Jun 22, 2009
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Jul 24, 2012
On rappell is when most accidents happen. Things like weather , night, tiredness, heat , cold new territory or hard to find desent all influence our ability to deal with stressors. Its a part of training im sure though if there was less cluster at the belay stations (multiple old slings) it would make things easier. I remember on many occasions trying to fit my locker over multiple slings, when I was new thinking more is better. Im not saying we all should feel obligated to clean up every rap station to perfection but using common sence and cutting off unnecessary slings would not only be aestetically pleasing but also safer. Yes especially for the new inexperienced climbers. This is just a suggestion . If it reaches some and a fraction of those will cut off old slings its just that many noobs are not going to potentially have an epic clipping into them. BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 24, 2012
mountainproject.com/v/10768927.... 4% of accidents are attributed to anchor failure. So yes, many accidents do happen on rappel, but anchor failure is not the major cause. Complacency is the culprit. TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Joined Jun 2, 2009
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Jul 24, 2012
Lets cut the tat when there's an easily doable walkoff too. No need to replace that stuff. Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
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Jul 24, 2012
There was a discussion on tat on trees and how pampered climbers never learn but in my opinion its just being messy just like leaving trash or poop bags. If u rap off a sling and trust it then leave it. If u think the station is disgustingly cluttered clean it up. Potential for stuck gear and rope plus just simple frustration. The problem is that not everybody carriers a knife and people hurry up to get off the route to do some housekeeping in the process. BigJuggsjohnson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
Matt N wrote:
Lets cut the tat when there's an easily doable walkoff too. No need to replace that stuff.


But I don't have to walkoff at the GYM!!
Devin Krevetski
From West Woodstock, VT
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Jul 24, 2012
BigJuggsjohnson wrote:
People there are too many accidents caused by failed stations due to old slings.

This sounds like a troll to me since I almost never hear about accidents caused by this.
Be that as it may, I was wondering about appropriateness, in places that have slung rocks for belays, is it ok to lug up some chain and quick links and just create a clean anchor once and for all. In a place like the Flatirons would that be violating the fixed anchor approval process? Since it's not necessarily "fixed" depending on how tight you screw quick links seems like a grey area but would definitely be much cleaner in my opinion.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
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Jul 24, 2012
devkrev wrote:
But I don't have to walkoff at the GYM!!

we should start
Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
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Jul 24, 2012
Troll this troll that troll shcmoll. Its sad to see how much crap hangs on trees out there. Bring a knife cut the crap and pack it out. I am always gonna be cutting off that from now on. Seriously! BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 24, 2012
How many of you have ever cut off a bra, or a pair of panties. mitchy burks
From nunya gotdamn business.
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Jul 24, 2012
This is a serious thread actually not a troll. Btw bringing a knife and webbing on multipitch routes along with a couple extra Leaver lockers is crucial. Im liking to use tripples length slings for stations lately but its an expensive leave piece! BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 24, 2012
mitchy wrote:
How many of you have ever cut off a bra, or a pair of panties.


Does it count if you used your teeth? As long as you severed the fabric, right?
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
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Jul 24, 2012
Yo all need to go find yourselves! Btw Cosmo has nothing on MP! NOTHING! hahaha BigJuggsjohnson
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220 points
Jul 24, 2012
If your ability to effectively determine tat from non-tat (and whether or not it should be removed) is anything like your grasp of the English language and the layout of a QWERTY keyboard, Lord help us all. Count Chockula
From Littleton, CO
Joined Aug 4, 2006
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Jul 24, 2012
Heck I can tell tat! Indeedy I can! BigJuggsjohnson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
I will be the judge of what's tat and what's not! Oh boy I can't wait to get to the next rap station tree with my jagged edge! That's my mission! BigJuggsjohnson
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Jul 24, 2012
mitchy wrote:
How many of you have ever cut off a bra, or a pair of panties.


I have, but I'm a paramedic, so it's all good. However, and speaking of tat, I would've rather had left most of them alone...
nbrown
From western NC
Joined Nov 6, 2007
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Jul 24, 2012
I feel your pain bra, i see things of that nature ALL the time also. mitchy burks
From nunya gotdamn business.
Joined Aug 29, 2009
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Jul 24, 2012
I have a very good knife! BigJuggsjohnson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
220 points
Jul 24, 2012
Off subject : I've cut some pants off people. Its pretty empowering in a strange way.... BigJuggsjohnson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
I've got the best knife on the planet, Spyder Co. rescue, the Atlantic Salt. Cuts everything WELL, pants , bras, panties , people you name it. mitchy burks
From nunya gotdamn business.
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Jul 24, 2012
Ok this thread is way creepy. I hope you guys stay away from me with your empowering, people cutting knives. Unassigned User
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