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By Taylor Bentz
Jun 13, 2012
I feel like I've seen a clip of Andy Kirpatrick jettisoning a haul bag, but a parachute popped out and slowed its descent. Does anybody know about this ultimate remote-bigwall technique? (Don't toss your shit off el cap) I've done some research and it seems like maybe you could use a emergency chute that paragliders carry.

Any info? Visions for a system?

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By csproul
From Davis, CA
Jun 13, 2012
Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the background
Taylor Bentz wrote:
I feel like I've seen a clip of Andy Kirpatrick jettisoning a haul bag, but a parachute popped out and slowed its descent. Does anybody know about this ultimate remote-bigwall technique? (Don't toss your shit off el cap) I've done some research and it seems like maybe you could use a emergency chute that paragliders carry. Any info? Visions for a system?

Most likely the tent fly used as a psuedo-chute and not a dedicated parachute.

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By Taylor Bentz
Jun 13, 2012
Yeah, I'm familiar with that approach, but my memory is telling me it was a definitive chute... could be wrong though.

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