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Here is what the rap station for Gelsa looks like....
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By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Aug 16, 2009
Why is the anchor tied off so high? I may be wrong, but isn't a tree anchor strongest when tied off by the base of the tree trunk?
By adrenalated
From: Denver, CO
Aug 16, 2009
Yes, it's strongest when tied off at the base. But that tree appears to be so stout that it wouldn't really matter. I suspect it's tied off high to allow the rope to run at a better angle.
By J Antin
From: Denver, CO
Aug 19, 2009
Jeff's correct; there is a loop of cable fastened to the tree at a higher level so the rope will run smoothly and at a better angle. That tree is pretty beefy, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Here is what the rap station for Gelsa looks like. It's about 40 feet to climber's right along the obvious footpath. For some reason people keep rapping down directly over Gelsa?

Submitted By: J Antin on Aug 11, 2009
On this route:
Gelsa (5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c )
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