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erik fischer

Trad climber
houston
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Does anybody know if a 60 meter rope will reach the thank god ledge if you rap in from the visor?
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
Oh great googliemooglie another rapping epic waiting to happen LOL




YER Gunna....



JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Yes, someone knows . . . but not me. I never tried to measure the distance from Thank God Ledge to the top of the Visor, but it never seemed all that far away. Still, unless you're planning on jugging back up, I'd take more than one rope.

John
ec

climber
ca
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
'thought you had a new song...
erik fischer

Trad climber
houston
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
We're bringing 2 ropes (1 70 and 1 60). The 60 is thicker so we wanted to use that for the rap and 70 to work the zig zags. We're just not 100% it will reach the ledge.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
You're planning to rappel the mighty Half Dome? There's another thread around here somewhere about rappelling El Cap.
bigwall shitter

Social climber
the wild west
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
tourons will dismantle your anchor so that when you try and jug out you'll die fer sure.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
...(1 70 and 1 60)...

That's sounding bad from the get go...
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
work the zig zags? WTF Can't you just climb up them and call it good?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
While youre at it, rap in and top rope the last pitch of Southern Belle.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
My guess it's close enough.

One way to find out.

Ask Werner

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=444970
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
No pre-rehearsal! You got this thing. :)
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Don't rap in from the visor, that's st00pid! Tourons will have at your anchor.

Downclimb the 4th class blocks to the top of the last technical pitch and rap from there. Then "yes" a 60m will work. Leave a fixed rope or that French team that passes you will surely take off with your gear. Even with the fixed rope you have a 50/50 chance.
WBraun

climber
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
A 60 and 70 meter rope should work if you know what you're doing.

Do you know what you're doing?

I'm not going to explain how, and if you don't know how don't bother.

One other problem is it's not a simple straight forward rap to big sandy ledge.

You have to do some traversing.

By far the easiest way is using a 500 plus rope from the top with straight shot to big sandy.

Whatever ... but if you fuk up either way or any way and need to be rescued you'll be out of $1000 or more immediately.

ec

climber
ca
Feb 21, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Out of pocket, on the spot!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 21, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
is it common to rap in to work the zig zags on HD? Seems like a major pain in the ass... might even be easier to just do the regular NWF french free to get there, lol. At least you get more rock climbing in! :D
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Feb 21, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Werner, I like that response much better then "It's piss easy, anyone can do it" for sure.

Two different length ropes makes me nervous.

It's 1000 or more for a tech rescue, and 900 if you just get a litter ride from the base of El Cap - watch out, they are serious about those fines. Have to agree that it sounds like a big pain in the wazoo to me.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 21, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
500 plus rope

better hire this dude


But it'll cost you... like seven dollars.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 21, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
ground floor on a RAP thread f yeah!!11!!
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