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The Three Penguins
Rapping off the center Penguin (north Penguin is behind me) and doing my best Warren Harding impression (March 27, 2005).
PS not sure WTF happened here, but when we pulled the ropes after this rap, both ropes had severe sheath damage (75% sheath wasted) somewhere near the knot in the photo. No apparent sharp edges. Scary! Found this similar rope story.

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Aaron JohnsonAbrasiveness

Aaron Johnson

Voted 10/10

Radek-Do you think the abrasiveness of the soft sandstone might have trashed your ropes while doing these Arches climbs? I've always been told never to step on the rope (grinding dirt into it does it no good) and drag it only when necessary as dirt causes it to break down, sometimes rapidly, once caught in the sheath material. The tiny sand morsels (essentially glass) apparently cut and grind the sheath from within once imbedded in the rope.
Posted Mar 30, 2005 6:33 pm

rpcRe: Abrasiveness

rpc

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Aaron,

I think the damage you mention would be something that would be spread out throughout the length of the rope (sand getting into the core). What we saw after pulling the ropes was an abrupt, "point" damage in both ropes where the sheath was cut half to 3/4ths of the way around the core (core was intact thankfully). Will need to slice off 18 inches from both ropes.

They must've run over something - but I saw nothing there that could account for it?

Kinda scary.
Posted Mar 30, 2005 8:54 pm

Brian JenkinsDude, you need a haircut.

Brian Jenkins

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:- )
Posted Mar 30, 2005 9:19 pm

rpcRe: Dude, you need a haircut.

rpc

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Come on man - I'm working on that slimy, dirty old man look (to match my inner persona)!



heh, heh...
Posted Mar 30, 2005 9:57 pm

Brian JenkinsRe: Dude, you need a haircut.

Brian Jenkins

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Spitting image of Fred Beckey ;- )
Posted Mar 30, 2005 10:04 pm

KlenkeRe: Dude, you need a haircut.

Klenke

Voted 10/10

I was just going to say the same thing. But Fred's not as surly. Or do I have that backward?
Posted Mar 30, 2005 10:12 pm

Brian JenkinsRe: Dude, you need a haircut.

Brian Jenkins

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Just steal Radek's Red Bull and you'll find out.
Posted Mar 30, 2005 10:14 pm

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