Jeff Eichstedt leads the...

Jeff Eichstedt leads the second (or third?) pitch of the E face of Minuteman. the roof above looked intimidating, but holds just appeared where we wished they would be.



The belay stance here is in a little alcove exactly on the S corner of the face, with a dead-vertical drop behind the belayer. July, 1985

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Norman

Norman - May 25, 2005 1:37 am - Hasn't voted

minuteman

Hey...1985, what kind of rope is that? You have some great routes and photos.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - May 27, 2005 2:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: minuteman

Thanks, Norman! It's a Mammut 11mm rope. By 1986 I was mostly using double 9's, also Mammut. I like the feel and knotability of Mammut better than any other I've used, though I haven't shopped in the last several years.

-Eric

Norman

Norman - Jun 4, 2005 7:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: minuteman

Very good. I should have told you my first reaction was the rope looked like the old "goldline" with three twisted strands that replaced the really old "manila" ropes of ancient times. I remember using "manila" before synthetics became available. They really got heavy when wet and not streatch at all, knots were pretty secure.

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Jun 6, 2005 3:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: minuteman

I've always had kernmantle ropes, but had the "pleasure" of using Goldline a couple of times in the 70's. And, yeah, now that you mention it, it does look like a laid rope in the photo. But it's a pattern of mostly green, wirh a touch of blue & red, in a normal climbing rope sheath.

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