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Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:17am PT
What kind of adjustable daisy Pete? My partner on mescalito snapped his fish one when he shock loaded it in a fall while cleaning (in situ lower out piece popped). Wouldn't trust an adjustable daisy as a backup.

I hang my bags off a sling, backed up by the lower out end of the haul line. To release the bags, I run the lower out line through a pulley to a grigri and use my body as a counterweight to lift the bags the couple of centimeters required to unclip the sling from the anchor. I'm too stupid for Munter mules, so like to keep it simple.
nopantsben

climber
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:23am PT
you just tie the haulbag to the anchor as you would tie an injured person to an anchor.using a munter mule. voila.

if you do not know how to do that, you better check that first before you worry about haulbags!
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:46am PT
Very informative Ben. Thanks for that.
Spanky

Social climber
boulder co
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Vitality, you have the right idea, just get a 20 ft piece of 7 or 8 ml perlon and attach it to your swivel or whatever master point is on top of the haulbag. Use a munter to attach it to the haul anchor and then tie it off with a mule knot. back up the pig with a clove hitch in the haul line and when you're ready to haul untie the clove, untie the mule and lower the bag off the munter thats already there. supa easy. I used to man handle the bags too until i decideded it sucked. If you havent lloked at a rock rescue book a lot of great ideas are in there and the pig is really just like dealing with a person except you're allowed to kick the pig.
nopantsben

climber
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:04am PT
Paul sorry if this came across smart-assed. but seriously, the munter mule is important, you should practice it and know how to do it. there is some videos on youtube and a lot of other info all over the internet...
Paul Brennan

Trad climber
Ireland
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:35am PT
I just looked at this thread again with the intention of redacting the previous post as sarcastic and unproductive. Will leave it there so your reply makes sense. That's my usual response for someone professing THE way of doing something, and implying other practices are somehow invalid though.

In reality Ben, I just hadn't looked at that technique before my last wall climbing trip and so used a method I was comfortable and confident with. I'll play around with Munter mules before my next wall trip. The main point of my first post was to illustrate that there are other, simpler and easy ways to release bags that don't necessitate one-arm-curling your bags with one arm and releasing them with the other.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Let's see: Wayne Merry, Joe Fitschen... Royal Robbins has posted a few times...

Let's not forget Minerals. He's climbed a wall or two.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Mar 24, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
"I hang my bags off a sling, backed up by the lower out end of the haul line. To release the bags, I run the lower out line through a pulley to a grigri and use my body as a counterweight to lift the bags the couple of centimeters required to unclip the sling from the anchor. I'm too stupid for Munter mules, so like to keep it simple."

Yes, the mini-haul. An old school classic. Not an easy trick to accomplish, especially if you are on a hard nailup and have ten days or so of supplies in your pigs. If the pig weighs more than you, you may find yourself having to turn upside down and push against the rock with your feet to accomplish this task, while simultaneously attempting to unclip a carabiner.

"I used to man handle the bags too until I decided it sucked."

Ah. So there could be a Better Way... {wink}
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 24, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Yup, like not bringing the ground up with you <WANK>
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
So when was the last time you climbed a wall, there, Stevey old boy?
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
Squamish
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Real bigwallers don't wear profilactics.

When you smell the way they do, is there even a chance of needing one? ;)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
In as laughably poor style as your best effort, Pete old bean, hasn't happened yet.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Some Wall Folk have better Promotion Departments than others.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Big wall techniques are a lot like the many, many different ways to brew coffee.

If you find one that you like and it works for you, then that's the perfect method for you.

There might be a "better" way, but if you like the method and result of the technique you're using, what can be better than that?
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Mar 25, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
The Better Way was coined by Chongo and we all know he had a similar style as the guy who claims "The Better Way" now, haa haa.

Bridwell has been posting on Facebook... so, my vote is: Bridwell, Middendorf and John Long.

It doesn't matter to me if they are not current climbing walls... they are the most prolific, in my mind.

Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Jun 9, 2013 - 01:09am PT
Is your profile pic Justin Beiber? Nice.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 9, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Alter egos of internet big wallers?


Klaus - Killer Impala SS

"Take your Ferrari up that."

Minerals - guerrilla warfare

"Climbers are soft."

ElCapPirate - all-in

"Enough time to deploy???"

Hudon - Beatnik Reinvented

"I recommend porters and dark roast, Daddio."

Ptpp - Winneabago Man

"I got your Nina, I got your Pinto, I even got your Santa Maria!"

Bridwell - Voodoo Child

"One time I napalmed the whole hill!"

Robbins - Revenge of the Nerds

"I bought the company."

Jeremy's Mom - burp!

"Climbing mud will drive ya nuts!"

cmac - our Hero!

"I need some new challenges."

Shipoopi - the Heartbreaker

"I'm free falling...."

Deuce - been THERE done THAT now RETIRED!

"Living large!"

Madbolter1 - the Philosopher

"blah blah blah therefore I am brilliant and you are a moron, game set match. Goodbye."

Toquer Villan - prophylactic model

"Ahem......"

Grossman - the Historian

"... one piton was forged in the firey chasm of Mt Doom, one piton to climb them all..."

El Cap Pics - the astronomer

"I shall NOT REPENT!"

Coz - Hollywood stunt man

"Top climbers don't bother with this sh#t."

The Fish - the Comedian

"Lonestar? Seriously????"



Huh???


HUH?????

AM I RIGHT???

DMT

ps. I almost forgot

mungeclimber - high stakes playah

"Look what I won on the Zodiac!"

Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 9, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Klaus, Deuce and EC Pirate.

One of the best posts ever DMT . . . you are a clever man.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 9, 2013 - 11:39am PT
That was funny as sh#t, Dingus!

If you find one that you like and it works for you, then that's the perfect method for you.

Well put. Jay-aero press-bro
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jun 9, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Dingus-

Fecking Awesum!

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