Double portaledge- which one is best ???

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Raafie

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Sep 27, 2007 - 12:26am PT
SteveM, I'm sending you an email with the directions.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 27, 2007 - 02:56am PT
pimp set up johnmac...

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w227/littletonkiwi/CIMG1350.jpg

wall, ledge, gear neatly stored, gotta be a suburu rig (we have one too).

John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Sep 27, 2007 - 11:02am PT
Yeah, it's a subaru...
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Sep 27, 2007 - 11:10am PT
Fish
SteveM

Trad climber
UK
Sep 27, 2007 - 12:10pm PT
Thanks for the helpful hints Lambone. I got it setup down in the local quarry last night for the first time. The key step I ws missing was rotating the end cross bars a full 270deg so that they are under the ledge - it just all fell into place after I got that sorted so I'll be trying it halfway up the wall the next time I'm down there. I know what you mean about packing it away, that turned into a full-on effort with two of us on the ground - thanks for the handy hint on making sure that end cross bars are in the right place to avoid ripping the fabric, I shall watch out for that.

After last night, I don't think I'll have any problems deploying the ledge solo, but in your opinion should it be possible to pack it away again on my own? It wasn't playing ball last night in a strong wind and I was stood on the ground!

Raafie, thanks for your efforts but I didn't get any scans. I'd appreciate it if you could try again. YHM.

Now I just have to convince the new girlfriend that Yosemite is the destination of choice for next years holiday ;-)
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Sep 27, 2007 - 12:48pm PT
heck yeah dude, with a little practice you can have that thing up and fully adjusted or down by yourself in a matter of 2-3 minutes.

one more thing, it often hangs better if you hang it off a doubled sling or quickdraw rather then straight off the bolt, if you have space.
SteveM

Trad climber
UK
Sep 28, 2007 - 04:19am PT
Raafie: Thanks for the scanned destructions, they're a great help.

Cheers everybody, see you in the valley next year...
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