A5RP wrote:Gafoto, where did ya'll go in ref to this photo?
A5RP wrote:Mammut 8.9 Serenity 60 Dry. The lightest/thinest Single Rated Rope on the market. I use one for fast alpine gigs.
http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/2 ... enity.html
On new obscure alpine territory ice gigs, my partner and I will use one of these on lead and carry along a 60 7.5 Twilight Twin stashed in the pack just in case. As Alois mentioned, pays to have redunancy when shit hits the fan and a fast retreat is called for in order to keep your ass alive.
Gafoto wrote:A5RP wrote:He led way off route and we ended up zig-zagging all over fifth class terrain.
I recommend that one stay on route or well within ones capabilities and that of the rope that one brings ("Single" Half rope). I do not say this only for the sake of the rope. Rather for the sake of the team. Fking up in the BC can be very costly especially if this is their venture on a particular route.
Certainly didn't mean to get off route, my partner just ended up taking a slight deviation for the first pitch. Nothing we couldn't handle in terms of climbing but the whole situation with the rope didn't make me feel great.
My partner led fairly short pitches and even with that minimal distance between us communication was tricky. Seeing how windy the routes are in the sierra it seems like a 50m would be a better choice.
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