Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Portaledge Fun!
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.
 
 
By ConorD
From Monf***ingtana
May 3, 2010
blodgett canyon

So I am prepping for the summer and getting my big wall gear together, and have a new addition of a portaledge to my gear pile. I have hauled on a wall before, mostly a small pig on an overhead system using body weight to hoist it, but never a ledge. Does anyone have any tips on carrying up an open(deployed) ledge? or any don't do's?


FLAG
By Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
May 3, 2010
on top of the RNWF <br />June 2012

I have not but hauling a open ledge sounds like a bad idea unless the wall is significantly overhanging. I think you clip it in like a flag above your haulbag. others with actual experience should chime in here and tell me I'm horribly wrong.


FLAG
By The Hippy
From Boulder, Co
May 3, 2010

Girth hitch and duct tape a tieoff on the right and left of one of the long poles and clip it on like a flag so it will act like a weather vain in the wind. If you have a soda bottle on top of the knot it makes a nice swivel for the lower biner. Only do this on steep terrain if you want your ledge to last more than one wall (but, if you're on slabby/ledgy terrain you probably don't need to belay form the 'ledge). Whatever you do don't clip it into the bottom of the pig from the suspension point. The party above us on the Zodiac did this - their whole load was blowing in 100' circles when the wind caught the ledge. I thought for sure they were going to loose their load and kill us in the process. Thankfully they made record time getting their bags to the belay!


FLAG
By ConorD
From Monf***ingtana
May 4, 2010
blodgett canyon

Thanks for the advice. Don't want to destroy the new ledge.


FLAG
By Caz
May 4, 2010

www.climbing.com/print/techtips/ttaid223/



Everything you need to know about flagging your ledge.


FLAG
By Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
May 4, 2010
Russ

Conor Dysinger wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Don't want to destroy the new ledge.


You will. Flagging ledges for sure fucks them up, no two ways about it. It wears them in parts that are not protected against wear. It clangs them around. It dings the tubing. It bends the tubing when honking on it to clear roofs and in corners. It makes for lost parts since some ledges aren't that flag-able. It exposes it to way more UV over its lifetime which is not so great on a high tension piece of equipment. If you are too rich or too lazy to pack your ledge up each morning, go for it. If you need a ledge to hang out on all day for whatever reason, buy a cheap used one, tape the shit out of it, and don't count on it as your primary as it just might not make it through the wall. Try a small sheet of plywood instead of a "day-ledge" if you must.


FLAG
By Caz
May 4, 2010

So Russ,

Pete... He fall under lazy?


I'm not much for flagging a ledge myself. Too much of a pain in the ass for what it's worth. Look for something easy to set up, like a fish ledge...

(You like how I did that Russ?)


ZAc


FLAG
By Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
May 4, 2010
Russ

hahaha! yeah.. Pete is lazy. I got a bug up my ass about flagging right now because his "new" ledge is in here for repairs because the bed got dragged on the top unprotected side and now needs to be repaired. So instead of watching the Dodger game with a margarita, I'm futzing around with his smelly ass ledge!

hope you are well man!
cheers!


FLAG
 
By evanwish
May 4, 2010

Russ Walling wrote:
So instead of watching the Dodger game with a margarita, I'm futzing around with his smelly ass ledge! hope you are well man! cheers!


Russ, you're a good man!


FLAG
By Caz
May 5, 2010

Good timing on the Pete comment... hahaha


So Pete,
Where are you to post up?


Zac


FLAG


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

Email me.
Page 1 of 1.