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Shirley beginning the lead of pitch one of HREF="http://www.summitpost.com/show/route_link.pl/route_id/1531/object_id/1774">Sky Chimney (we stick clipped the first bolt, Feb. 22, 2004).


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Martin CashWhy the tag line?

Martin Cash

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You say it is a walkoff descent. Just curious about the second rope.
Posted Feb 24, 2004 1:54 pm

rpcRe: Why the tag line?


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....good point Martin.

Well, it's actually either a long walk off or a simple rap off with a single rope (X3).....so why the 2nd line? mostly due to force of habit and.....communication purposes. Bad acoustics on the route and no radios.....having a trail line makes for an unambiguous communication method:

trail line starts zipping up --> take leader off belay

lead line goes up --> wait 30 sec, start climbing

Posted Feb 24, 2004 2:08 pm

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