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By Brian in SLC
Mar 18, 2013
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Aaron Conway wrote:
Thank you very much for all the reply's. Yes I am doing subway and yes I have rappelling experience. My father was force recon and taught me how to rappel so that's not a problem. I think I should clarify my question. I will not be "rappelling". I won't be wearing a harness or hook into any device. I intend on down climbing all of it. Good or bad idea? I was wondering if there is a knot that I could tie that would be safer than the current setup I have. Here's the plan and let me know if it seems safe, especially the people that have already done the subway. Your input is extra valuable. I was going to get to the middle of my 75ft rope, tie a slip, run a bite of one strand through the carabiner attached to the bolt and back through my slipknot. Then stick a carabiner on the bite so it can't go through the slip knot just in case. Then i'll be the last down and i'll unhook the biner, downclimb and pull it all loose with the other strand. I've used this method before and it seems to work great. Other recommendations? Should I be using full gear? I just didn't want to carry all that. Also, I apologize if this is posted in the wrong place. P.S. The man that died was 74 with a 61 year old wife incapable of helping. I'm 21 and very fit and so are all my friends. We won't attempt it without being safe of course though. That's why I'm here.


Yikes.

Some folks double the rope and just hand line down it. Others pack a harness and rappel device. Between you and your "very fit" friends, I'm sure you could tolerate an extra harness in someone's pack, or, learn how to make a simple one out of a length of 1" webbing.

Gobs of folks slip and blow a knee, ankle, etc, and need SAR in the Subway. Carrying one harness (with a biner/rap device) amongst a bunch of fit friends with a short 75' rope will be better as a precaution.

Here's a few trips that went wrong (not updated for a few years):

www.canyoneeringusa.com/subway-accident-reports/


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By wankel7
From Indiana
Mar 22, 2013

Just do the raps....Subway isn't a place you want to get hurt.


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By Aaron Conway
Mar 24, 2013

Thanks for the help guys. I know I'm new but please don't just assume I'm an idiot and irresponsible. I've decided to bring gear specifically for the last repel since numerous people have said it's not as easy as it seems and the consequences of messing up there are too large.

Could someone go into depth on the obstacles? Could you explain what you did to pass them and the gear you used? Thanks again guys. This was eye opening and helpful.

P.S. I approve Eva although I'm more of an Upton man. :]


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By Liberty
Mar 24, 2013
Me

90% of climbing accidents happen on rappell...just saying...you should buy the most expensive locker (preferably made in France) , double those, rap off then pm me teh exact location of the station...


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By Liberty
Mar 24, 2013
Me

Or better yet build a small bush around it and mark it "snake"


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