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Climbing Equipment at Seneca Campsite

December 30, 1979

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Bill OttIs that...

Bill Ott

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a laid rope?
Posted Jul 27, 2003 1:25 pm

desainmeRe: Is that...

desainme

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yep I got in 1979 at REI for 45 bucks-150 feet of real stiff gold line. William Marler pointed out that they are quite slippery for rappel to begin with but after they fuzz up the rappels slow down. My friends had kernmantle ropes, so it wasn't too embarrasing. We climbed at small limestone cliff in Yellow Springs Ohio called Clifton gorge. You could set up your top-rope, do the climb and then walk up and down the gorge getting rides on other peoples lines-so it was neighborly to set up your own climb for them to share.
Posted Jul 27, 2003 2:58 pm

brentaRe: Is that...

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One must have striven not to get fuzzed up before the rope did...
I like this picture. The faded colors add a special touch.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 3:56 pm

Jeroen VelsI wouldn't...

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want to make a leader fal on this rope :-(

Nice pic, thank's for sharing.
Posted Jan 2, 2007 6:39 pm

desainmeActually they were very strong

desainme

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and used until the early 60's on the most difficult routes. They were kinda stiff and more elastic than current which can be problematic.
Posted Jan 2, 2007 10:54 pm

lisaeRack?

lisae

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All I see on the rack is some hexes and nuts...I forget when camming devices were 1st used...
Posted Jan 2, 2007 11:05 pm

desainmeFriends were first Marketed

desainme

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in January 1978 at least according to the WC website and corraborated by Mountain magazine because they are not advertised at the end of 1977 in issues 57 and 58 but do appear in a WC ad in the January 1978 issue 59 with a sketch of Ray Jardine on Separate Reality. In that ad #1,#2,#3 can be bought for £22.75 overseas
In the same issue a 9mm by 45m Edelrid goes for £25.50. This price ratio appears to be fairly steady in that 3 comparably sized BD cams cost about as much as 9mm rope in the current mgear catalog. I first saw them being sold out of a pickup truck.
Posted Jan 3, 2007 1:58 am

lisaeRe: Friends were first Marketed

lisae

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Thanks for the info!
Posted Jan 3, 2007 3:34 am

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desainmeSubmitted by desainme
on Jul 25, 2003 10:32 am

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