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Primo tyrolean- anybody who knows what they are doing want to help me replace it on wednesday?
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Aug 1, 2016
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I have all the materials to replace the dynamic rope at Primo, and am free wednesday during the day. Have been meaning to get this done, willing to try on my own, but might be wiser to have an experienced person on hand!
Mark
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Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
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Aug 1, 2016
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Are you sure its a dynamic rope Mark? I just ask because I talked with Rich Farnham (which you probably already know helps a ton with the BC tyros...thanks Rich) about giving him a bunch of my old dynamic cords and he told me that they are essentially unusable for tyrols. I am certainly not an expert on this stuff, but I just mention it because during my conversation with Rich I told him that a lot of the tyrols looked like dynamic cords (i.e. they didn't have that BW "white" static line look to them), but he assured me that they were all static. Anyway....good on you for pitching in. J. Albers
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Aug 1, 2016
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Pretty sure one of them is dynamic. It certainly sags markedly worse than the other. Might as well replace it rather than just tighten it up.
Rich is a local hero for his work in BoCan.
I have corresponded with him, but unfortunately for this project, he works weekdays when I'm free, and also doesn't really climb in CCC (although he did offer to help, which was pretty generous given that fact!)
Mark E Dixon
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Aug 1, 2016
Wow - thanks guys! Others have done plenty in BC too. It's not just me. I was too busy last summer and someone replaced a few.

I definitely recommend static. You can do it with dynamic, but all of the tyrols I've been on with dynamic were pretty annoying. The sag just means an uphill haul.

Mark - do you want some static? You gave me some rope a while back. I think I used that one already, but I have more.

I don't have time to look, but I bet there's info online somewhere about how to rig a good tyrol. I could probably talk you through it. (Maybe I should write something up...in my free-time..)
Rich Farnham
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Aug 1, 2016
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Rich Farnham wrote:
Wow - thanks guys! Others have done plenty in BC too. It's not just me. I was too busy last summer and someone replaced a few. I definitely recommend static. You can do it with dynamic, but all of the tyrols I've been on with dynamic were pretty annoying. The sag just means an uphill haul. Mark - do you want some static? You gave me some rope a while back. I think I used that one already, but I have more. I don't have time to look, but I bet there's info online somewhere about how to rig a good tyrol. I could probably talk you through it. (Maybe I should write something up...in my free-time..)


Thanks, but I saved an extra rope for Primo, if there's anything left over I'll donate it to the BoCan cause.

There are some good online videos, if It's just me, then I think I can do it.

Was planning on padding the tree better too, if I can.
Mark E Dixon
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Aug 1, 2016
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Thanks in advance for the effort Mark. As someone who hauls themselves across it regularly, I'd be happy to help but don't have the mid-week availability. Cheers! evan h
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Aug 3, 2016
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I added two new static lines today and removed the old grey (formerly white) rope from the tyrol.
The pre-existing red rope seemed ok, so I left it in place. There are currently 3 separate lines.
If someone who knows better thinks the red line should be removed, go for it.

I left extra tail on both ends, for those like myself who like to clip his/her pack into the loop and haul the pack up to the main rope after clipping oneself in. You could also use the loops on the far side for feet, although I've never cared for this personally.

Rock Climbing Photo: The far side
The far side


Thanks to Joe C for his new handsome wooden ladder on the near side. Very stylish!

I have to admit that I didn't notice much improvement in the difficulty of the tyrolean, so don't get your hopes up. Pretty sure it isn't any worse.
Mark E Dixon
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Aug 3, 2016
Thanks you guys! I'll try and volunteer myself next spring, when our copious La Nina snows begin to melt---unskilled labor, but I know some good jokes and what not.

RC
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