I don't use slings most of the time. I stopped using them after I fell a little too far one time. I do a lot of down climbing to remove gear to remove rope drag, and then I may put some slings. There is no need to take those longer falls with slings.
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The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.