Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Fixed raps on Hallets
View Latest Posts in This Forum or All Forums
Page 1 of 1.  
Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
 
Jun 9, 2014
I climbed a route on Hallets yesterday and found the rap route had a fixed 10.5 rope tied to the chains on the raps. While this makes the decent faster there is no way to tell how long the rope has been there and it is tied off so you can not pull it up to inspect it for damage. I much prefer to setup my own ropes as at least I know what I am raping on. I would recommend that this rope should be removed. thanks Gordon Gordon Laurens
Joined Nov 18, 2009
58 points
Jun 9, 2014
Leading out on P2 of Estrelitta, El Potrero Chico,...
It's possible that this fixed line you speak off belongs to someone who has placed it with specific intentions. There are hard projects up on that wall and it's about that time that people will be up there working on their routes. There are a number of locals who have very detailed knowledge of what is going on up there and I'm sue that they know of this line, its condition and its use.

My experience with fixed lines has been that you could still negotiate around them and rap on your own line. Was this an option? Is it mandatory to use the fixed line now?
Alton R.
From Boulder, Co
Joined Jan 28, 2010
159 points
Jun 9, 2014
Imaginate
Alton R. wrote:
It's possible that this fixed line you speak off belongs to someone who has placed it with specific intentions.


That doesn't mean it should be there. A fixed rap line has no place there, take it down.
David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
350 points


Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
Page 1 of 1.  
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!