STOLEN! My fixed lines on thr Real Nose

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shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 10:41am PT
bump
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Wow a lot of hand wringing histrionics over a misinterpreted good deed.
Oh well all's well that ends well. Glad the mystery was solved and no one was seriously harmed.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:48am PT
They were NOT STOLEN as i thought, but were part of a misguided attempt to clean up what they perceived as garbage.

Good news. BTW, If this was a good deed gone bad, I'm still curious why they left the top line up there? Who cleans trash and leaves a cord stranded in space?

Steve, I talked to Robbie L. last night, good stuff!!!
Powder

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:57am PT
Glad you got your ropes back! :]
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:20am PT
10/11/12 ROPES RECOVERED. Two days ago i was contacted by the party that removed my ropes. They were NOT STOLEN as i thought, but were part of a misguided attempt to clean up what they perceived as garbage. The party intends to get my ropes back to me. i am happy about that, and especially glad to know that my ropes were not poached. The party said if i had just left a note, they would have left my lines alone. ss

I am glad that you got your ropes back. After some of the discussion I priced out what new static ropes cost now, and they're not cheap.

Your initial post rubbed me the wrong way and I reacted to that. And when I was attacked or that, it just made me dig in further. I'm glad my gut impression of why they were removed was right, but am more glad that I was wrong in guessing they'd thrown them away.

Also, I said it before, but after I put myself "in your shoes" I realized that what you posted was not different from what I would have wanted to post if it had happened to me.

Edit: I'm also curious why they left the top rope.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 11, 2012 - 11:26am PT
Edit: I'm also curious why they left the top rope.


Me too, STILL CURIOUS!
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
i just spoke to the person who removed my lines and now know the whole story. apparently, this person was asked by a person in uniform if he could take the lines down that were mine. no idea who that person in uniform was. kind of unprecedented...a ranger asking an unknown climber to remove fixed lines. without that little push, my ropes would have been there for me to remove on dec 4th. as it was, they were taken down ten days before that, on 11/23.

anyway, on the recovery effort, a couple of noobs were along and one of them got scared on the last fixed rope, and basically had to be rescued off the rope, and that was the end of the rope retrieval effort, and why the last rope never got cleaned off.

so, we had a great talk about it, and hit it off on the phone and are even thinking about roping up for the big stone next year. go figure! ss
jstan

climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
In a better world we would have allowed for this as a possibility right at the start.

By direct description the ropes looked like crap. Wasn't this enough?
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Dec 11, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
That's a relief. My car was broken into a couple months back and I know what its like to get robbed. Now on to the next supertaco drama ....
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Sep 12, 2013 - 09:12am PT
Fixed lines on Real Nose, who's trying to bag it?

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