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rope work
< on 7/3/2009 6:10 PM >
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I have been in the high angle game for many years and was wondering who else here enjoys this aproch to UEing.
What type of equipment do you prefer?
I tend to use the fast and light aproch unless I have prior knowledge that heavier weight gear might be called for (ie: fatter ropes).
My basic HA equipment list consist of a basic non-padded harness, 40m of9mm static line, a few biners, a few slings, webbing (amount depends on location), 2 prussics (for more serious accending-accenders), Figure 8 (sometimes a gri-gri).

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 1 on 7/3/2009 6:13 PM >
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Alpine harness, a regular sling, a stitched loop "anchor system," a few 'biners, a figure eight for descent, a petzl basic ascender and some prussicks for going up, and lastly some cheap static rope from an army surplus store.

Of course all of this gear is currently sitting in the police evidence room

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 2 on 7/3/2009 6:21 PM >
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Posted by uLiveAndYouBurn

Of course all of this gear is currently sitting in the police evidence room




what? that's bullshit bro. the two had nothing to do with each other.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 3 on 7/3/2009 6:22 PM >
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That sucks about your gear.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 4 on 7/3/2009 6:25 PM >
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I have a harness and a rope from my masonry days, haven't used them for UE though.

And that sucks Joe =/

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 5 on 7/4/2009 12:51 AM >
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Posted by uLiveAndYouBurn
Alpine harness, a regular sling, a stitched loop "anchor system," a few 'biners, a figure eight for descent, a petzl basic ascender and some prussicks for going up, and lastly some cheap static rope from an army surplus store.

Of course all of this gear is currently sitting in the police evidence room



Why did the police take ur climbing gear?

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 6 on 7/4/2009 1:29 AM >
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Posted by N1Hawk



Why did the police take ur climbing gear?


Police LOVE climbing gear for some reason..


We got lost in St. Paul a few years ago, and had a bag of climbing gear (from partying at the bottom of an elevator shaft in the tunnel system). We ended up trying to cross railroad tracks at a train yard. They were nice until the lady asked my stupid male friend how old she looked. He said 35. She was 28. Then, she called the cops. Who INSISTED we'd been climbing some nearby bluffs. They became fucking OBSESSED with the bag (which wasn't even ours). They eventually drove us away from the train station and dumped us in the middle of nowhere.

Fucking cops.


Oh, and I think it was junkyard's gear. Standard rock climbing stuff. Two foot loops, an ascender that THE ROPE WAS PUT INTO BACKWARDS SO ASCENDING SUCKED YOU BASTARDS, a harness and standard rope...

What is this "netting" you speak of?

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 7 on 7/4/2009 1:44 AM >
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Posted by uLiveAndYouBurn
Alpine harness, a regular sling, a stitched loop "anchor system," a few 'biners, a figure eight for descent, a petzl basic ascender and some prussicks for going up, and lastly some cheap static rope from an army surplus store.

Of course all of this gear is currently sitting in the police evidence room


That sucks, are the police watching you extra close now?

Well...... crap........
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Re: rope work
<Reply # 8 on 7/4/2009 2:33 AM >
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That was Jimbo's gear. I forgot mine on the porch that night. The ascenders he uses are next to impossible to hook up backwards. But we did figure out how he could slip down a rope with the Ascencions. He had his other hand over the release for some reason and kept inadvertently using it. I fell asleep waiting for you to get up. I was up for almost 30 hours by that time and had a beer or 12. Good times. But yeah I got about 80 lbs of shit I carry and break up for specific shit if I know what we need. Because some days, all you need is everything.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 9 on 7/4/2009 4:59 AM >
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It got confiscated due to the barrel monster shit..along with camera gear and other stuff...

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 10 on 7/4/2009 7:07 AM >
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The usual, a basic lead climbing setup and a couple of static ropes with ascending and descending gear. My favourite though, petzl perfo spe or the battery drill for putting bolts into places people don't expect

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 11 on 7/5/2009 3:02 PM >
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I'm planning to climb a crane soon. All the way to the top with safety ladders. I'm also planning to walk on the arm. Don't worry, it has a walkway. I'm most def bringing some slings, biners and climbing harness to hook myself on the steel cable which is running along the walkway. But I'm having a doubt about bringing the static rope and figure eight...

What do you think?

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 12 on 7/5/2009 3:20 PM >
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Posted by wopke
I'm planning to climb a crane soon. All the way to the top with safety ladders. I'm also planning to walk on the arm. Don't worry, it has a walkway. I'm most def bringing some slings, biners and climbing harness to hook myself on the steel cable which is running along the walkway. But I'm having a doubt about bringing the static rope and figure eight...

What do you think?


Unless you need to make a fast exit; the climbing harness and lanyards should be enough. I carry 40 feet of climbing rope with me; but have yet to need it.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 13 on 7/5/2009 3:22 PM >
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I think it's a bad idea. Looks good on paper. But you will spend more time dinking with that stuff than concentrating on what you're really doing. Hold the cable and watch your feet.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 14 on 7/5/2009 4:14 PM >
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Posted by junkyard
I think it's a bad idea. Looks good on paper. But you will spend more time dinking with that stuff than concentrating on what you're really doing. Hold the cable and watch your feet.


Its a bad idea that I'm going? or a bad idea to bring all the stuff?

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 15 on 7/5/2009 5:41 PM >
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Posted by wopke


Its a bad idea that I'm going? or a bad idea to bring all the stuff?


All I've done that's comparable is a low ropes course - and I learned that if you spend all your time setting several safety lines, you'll wind up needing them as you take a confident, fall-safe step into the void. I think they make special oversize 'biners for quickly hooking to scaffolding; one or two of those would let you slide if there's the line up there, or at least work methodically down the truss.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 16 on 7/5/2009 7:54 PM >
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I don't ever think it's a bad idea to anything. If I do, a few more brews and a few assholes will talk me into it. Overcomplicating things can just as easily lead to one's demise as poor planning and not doing things safe. There's plenty of places I could have brought or used gear. I could have died or got VERY hurt if I fell. So yes gear could have saved me then. But setting all that crap and retrieving it could have made things riskier. Life's a risk, this hobby is what you make it,and in my case is sometimes pretty risky. I consider the tradeoffs, a boring life and not knowing what lies beyond. We've dug out collapses in dodgy mines with no airflow and O2 in the mid teens. But where there's a beer, there's a way. And when death is between me and that cooler in the truck.......have you ever seen me pass up a cooler full of cold ones? I pride myself in knowing our limits and pushing them, and above all, always getting the boys back safe. It's always a crapshoot. But a guy could stay safe all his life and still have a nuclear bomb land next to his house and have the HE blow the crap outa the place and leave a 30ft deep crater in his yard. It has happened. I say live your life, do what you think is right, be safe enough. But being safe is a double edged sword, remember that. Remember Murphy's Law and the KISS principal. You'll do alright. I personally have no desire to climb a crane because it doesn't get me anywhere I can't see otherwise, except higher up, and I can do that. But rapping off that would be cool. I weigh the pros and cons and then figure the chance of my daughter growing up without a dad and then decide if it's worth it. Do what you think is right and what you think is safe, but be educated, so you can make that determination.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 17 on 7/5/2009 8:19 PM >
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the whole thing is, my girlfriends work is nearby this crane. She passes it every morning.

I want to go up there with a banner saying: "My girl rocks!", because thats what I always say to her and she will know I did it.. I just want to let her know that I'm thé man for her you know + having great fun doing it. I'll try to post some pics of the crane later on.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 18 on 7/5/2009 11:37 PM >
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Posted by AnAppleSnailI think they make special oversize 'biners for quickly hooking to scaffolding; one or two of those would let you slide if there's the line up there, or at least work methodically down the truss.

Mammut Auto-Locking Carabiner.

*note: it's too wide to fit securely onto the "bolt ladders" the smaller lattice/monopole cell towers employ.


Here is my general gear setup. It all fits into my L.L.Bean Escape pack; and there is still room for my camera and lenses; and the entire front compartment to spare.


2 10' sections of 9mm static line.
5 carabiners: 2 auto-locking, 3 screw-locking; 1 spare.
1 OSHA-Cert climbing harness; with Front, Back, and 2 Side D-rings.
1 40' section of 11mm static line.


Close up of my lanyard:

I tie the two ends together using a double fisherman's and then tie a figure eight in each end.
The silver 'biner hooks to me, the auto-lock to my anchor.


I don't always carry the 40" or my harness. But I like to keep the 9mm static line and 'biners in my pack at all times; it adds less than 1lb to my weight and you never know when having that little bit of rope will come in handy.

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Re: rope work
<Reply # 19 on 7/6/2009 2:16 AM >
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That Assault Line looks familiar.....

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