Carbo wrote:Very sad indeed.
I never did any aid climbing or hauling, but how many use a second climbing rope over a static rope as haul line?
Marcsoltan wrote:Almost nobody
I have always used a full size climbing rope as haul line. Granted a static line works better for hauling, but if your climbing rope gets damaged you can use the haul line for climbing. But, I agree with you on having the haul line tied into "tie in loop, is unusual. At the same time, I can see that if the fall wasn't so great, the haul line, the way it was attached to the tie-in loop, could have saved his life. I have always attached the haul line to the back loop of the harness with a carabiner. Whatever the reason, it's always sad to lose another climber.
Walking up the Yosemite Falls trail about ten years ago, I ran into a team of three hiking out after finishing El Cap. One of them had lost his partner a few hundred feet from the top. He had joined another team of two to climb up.
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