tyrolean traverse


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Social climber
Ipswich Australia
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 21, 2011 - 06:46pm PT

my name is Clinton and im doing an abseiling course on the 3/12 at Kangaroo point in Brisbane Australia.
i am writing asking whats the best way to rig a tyrolean traverse of a large body of water. its 120m long. i have mammut 50m dynamic rope for my safety line and eleatrid 50m static rope for my working line. 2 pulleys. 6 biners, slings, sling tape and a vertical tape harness. i did a test in my backyard and it went quite well.
help please

Trad climber
Nov 21, 2011 - 06:54pm PT
IS this a trick question? You need to cross 120m and you have 2 50m ropes?

Social climber
Ipswich Australia
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2011 - 07:02pm PT
no i mean connect ropes togther to make the 120m pass. ill have to buy a 200m static spool and you can only get dynamic ropes in 50,60m packages so i would have to join three of those to do this. how accurate is google earths measuring tape.

Trad climber
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:05pm PT
I think you should set up a short one close to the ground first. Make sure you know what your doing, then you'll figure out how to do the bigger one.

Here are some hints.



Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:06pm PT
hold on a sec, my popcorn is almost ready

Social climber
Ipswich Australia
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2011 - 07:12pm PT
i did a test one on the weekend.

Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:18pm PT
//im doing an abseiling course on the 3/12 at Kangaroo point//

Any chance of a translation? You lost me after "abseiling". Why are you (apparently) abseiling off 3/12 of a kangaroo? (Do you mean "1/4"?) Was the kangaroo equalized?

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:18pm PT
Something to consider.

If you don't understand hoew this chart applies to a tyrolean,

Yer gonna die!!!

Social climber
Ipswich Australia
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2011 - 07:19pm PT
KANGAROO POINT is a place in the city of Brisbane in Queensland Australia.

people climb and abseil "rappell" there as well

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:20pm PT
Must be weld-its Australian cousin.

Welcome to the taco.

Trad climber
Melbourne, Victoria
Nov 21, 2011 - 10:56pm PT
This is my fault. I directed this gent here from the Victorian climbing forum on Chockstone. I was, in effect, calling his bluff, but either he's 100% sincere, or just more committed to the pulling of legs (Australianism, meaning, to play a practical joke or similar - see also "take the piss", "have a lend", etc.) than most.

Please be nice, he is from the north-east region of Australia. The stereotype is somewhat similar to your Southern folk (thinking of your last President, specifically). Talk slowly, don't challenge conservative social values, and all will be well. But please someone talk him out of this tyrolean traverse idea, someone will get hurt and the headline will include the word "climber", giving us all a bad name.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 21, 2011 - 11:04pm PT
Um, You are going to want a chest harness there bud.

Take your time. Do more tests. Really learn this well.

At 250 M you are going to have a very steep 125 M up hill climb.

And as we say here in the States....

You are going to die for sure.

Trad climber
brisbane, Australia
Feb 28, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
Hey all please check this out we took clinton to the island and built him a 130m long 30m high zipline/tyrolean.



http://www.qurank.com/ trip reports.

Steve Peckman.

dont make me come over there
Feb 28, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
Jayzus, ive been climbing 35 years and the only way I would do a tyrolean is if someone put a gun to my head. A non climber rigging a tyrolean is sorta like having a plumber do your dental work... its gonna be painful and ugly.

Best advice a conscientious climber can give here is pick a different project.

If you do this, DO NOT TRY TO HAND OVER HAND PULL YOURSELF ACROSS. Get a pair of ascenders. The safety line idea is hilarious. A rope tied to you isnt going to do you any good, but it will be helpful for pulling your body out of the crater it makes if you fall.

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 28, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
This is how:


Feb 28, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
What the hell...

What is your anchor??? We used to do this stunt when I was in high school. The static line was z-hauled tight and seemed fine (11mm). However the great big trees at the edge of the cliff weren't up for the task. I went across once and the tree fell over and I was stuck. I had to Prusik up the other end because of the huge dip (which occurs anyway) mean while praying the tree didn't fall off the edge. It was over a 50ft deep gash and would have been disaster! I.e. Dirt Nap!

Careful what you are doing!!!

One Day Hero

Social climber
Mar 1, 2012 - 02:51am PT
It seems like some of you yanks must have a bit of trouble with either tenses or comprehension.....or both. Clinton did his tyro, done, past tense. Thats how come Steve managed to post up photos of the event, its quite difficult to do so if you haven't actually done the thing you're taking photos of.

While I'm here, I might ask how the economy is going? I'm very much looking forward to a tour of all those fantastic climbing areas, once your country has joined the third world and things are properly cheap for us first world tourists.
part-time communist

Mountain climber
Mar 1, 2012 - 03:09am PT
that is a really hot lingerie piece there..I have something similar.

dont make me come over there
Mar 1, 2012 - 03:56am PT
Hero - god knows us yanks do struggle, but we keep gamely pushing on, for whatever reasons. I think we are scheduled to assume third world status next year, at which time we will be glad to see you, as we love our mates from oz. Please tip well when you visit, your waiter may have been a NASA engineer in the recent past.

I have my eye on a spacious cardboard box to move me and the missus into after the bankers have finally destroyed the economy. I suppose we will go to war with Iran at that time as well, as war has become the national pasttime here, and nothing destroys an economy like a good war. Ah for the days of WW2, when war meant boomtime...

But its all moot because the Mayans are gonna kill everybody on 12/12/12 anyway.
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