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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 5, 2012 - 01:35pm PT
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Aug 5, 2012 - 01:44pm PT


Having never been a "Wall rat" I can't say much on the subject of letting them fly like that...

But I can say that it is a funny and cool, short video...

;-)

Silver

Gym climber
Aug 6, 2012 - 10:15am PT
Whats even more fun is when you have or are the third on a wall and you can do that swing.

JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Aug 6, 2012 - 10:36am PT
Whats even more fun is when you have or are the third on a wall and you can do that swing.

LOL. My inherent fear usually causes me to let myself out so slowly that I miss all the fun.

JOhn
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Aug 6, 2012 - 10:43am PT
had those bags been me, you would have seen brown and yellow matter escaping in a torrent of color across the sky..
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2012 - 10:52am PT
On Iron Hawk, I had ropes fixed from the beginning of the KB Traverse up to the top of the Spoon. 190 feet. I lowered the bags out on the haul line and then with my jugs on the lead line, ran along the ledge as far as I could and tried to jump out as far as I could. It was quite a swing!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 6, 2012 - 11:05am PT
That Munter/cordalette bag-release trick is the sh#t, particularly for solo or traversing pitches

Peace

Karl
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Karl, yeah, thanks, it is. I use one to each bag so essentially one backs up the other. Additionally, I tie them to different bolts, seperating them a little and making them easier to get into.
Silver

Gym climber
Aug 6, 2012 - 11:12am PT
Mark

Just a quick question.

How did that make ya feel?




Its really a good way to get the juices flowing.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2012 - 11:15am PT
It was fun! Although when I came screaming back towards the haul bags I began to think it wasn't such a good idea.
Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
Aug 6, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Yeah, Mark. I don't think it's a very good idea at all - unless you can be sure to come lower than the bags. When I had my first multi-pitch solo adventure on Mordor Wall/Cathedral Ledge, I had lowered out the pig using the rest of the haul line. I had a separate lower-out line for myself (I had cleaned the pitch on rappel which was faster than doing the five separate lower outs), but the section of rope was too short, so I went off the grigri and went zooming towards the haul line, which was stretched out like re-bar and heading straight for my crotch. I took a hit on the inner thigh and spun around like a roulette wheel. If you do it from too far away, I bet it could take a limb right off.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2012 - 11:42am PT
All in all, one would have to surmise that I wasn't making very good judgements during that whole trip, to tell you the truth. I was glad to climb Shortest Straw with Cheyne soon after Iron Hawk to see that I hadn't totally lost that ability.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Aug 6, 2012 - 11:44am PT
its the COFFEE man,, MIT oomph gets ya SSS-STOKED!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2012 - 11:48am PT
Max likes the Mit Oomph, maybe that will be the official coffee for Lost in America this fall.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Aug 6, 2012 - 11:52am PT
Im enjoying some at this moment... I vote for that blend- just brew up Max in the Am,, and let him go! Rope gun extrodinaire!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2012 - 11:54am PT
I know, I'm going to have climbed El Cap with two outstanding climbers this year, Max and Cheyne Lempe.
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