Weekend Bluffing

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  1. Guyon

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    This weekend, I spent some time at a nearby bluff trying out a new length of Sterling HTP 9mm rope.

    Wrap 3, pull 2. I also tried a new carabiner to set anchor: Rock Exotica Pirate Screw-Lock.

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    A slight redirect helped give me the right angle off the edge and prevented the rope from deflecting around that little tree in the foreground. Also used a Rock Exotica Pirate here.

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    The second smaller line in the pics above is a new safety tether system I put together with 6mm cordage and two 4mm prusiks for adjustment. It worked great while I was setting edge protection and while I was loading and locking off my descender. Here's a picture of how it works.

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    Edge protection!

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    Since I was rappelling alone, I used an autoblock.

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    I spent my time practicing changeovers between descending and ascending, all with the the Sterling ATS.

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    Here's the little practice bluff--probably 25' or so. I might take a tape with me next time to measure. I climbed it (completely ascended rope) a couple of times.

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    Packed up and ready to head back home.

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  2. Bushman5

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    Nice . I gotta get out more on rope again. Both on the cliffs and in the trees.
     
  3. Jeff Randall

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    I'm liking that Sterling 9mm HTP a lot. Lot less weight than 11mm and handles great.
     
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    Awesome Guyon. I know nothing of this sort of thing, but it does intrigue me.
     
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    That's awesome. It's probably been 20 years since done any rapelling.
     

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