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#66638 - 09/27/12 11:19 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: rg@ofmc]
SethG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 714
Loc: NYC
The top pitch of Minty is very nice. And there is no reason to rap there. Take the two minute walk to the Madame G bolted rap route.
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#66954 - 11/24/12 07:04 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: SethG]
SethG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 714
Loc: NYC
Hey the Balrog tree needs some new webbing. The two gray slings that are tied together there are intact and haven't faded all that much but they are very stiff/brittle. After I led the pitch (I eventually got the crux...) I put my cordalette around the tree and we were going to send our last climber up with some new webbing but in the moment we forgot, I am sorry.
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#66995 - 12/03/12 03:24 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: SethG]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 73
I have a rope that I plan on retiring after the season. I can cut it down to pieces, inspect them for core shots, and use them to replace existing old webbing anchor. Does that make sense or should I just recycle the rope?

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#67009 - 12/05/12 06:35 AM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: Adrian]
Lucander Offline
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Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 227
Loc: Stone Ridge, NY
Cut 40' from the rope and recycle what's left if you're one of those "green" people, then use the end you hacked and use it to reinforce anchors - ONLY if you tie a good fisherman's knot.

The Balrog anchor is very well done, but it's only one piece of fabric - would be nice if a redundant piece was added.

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#67019 - 12/06/12 01:09 AM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: Lucander]
rg@ofmc Offline
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Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2472
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
A number of us have been doing this with retired half ropes. Install two independently tied loops (double or even triple fisherman's knot) with appropriate quicklinks and cut away all the old anchor tat.

But do think twice about whether a particular rap anchor is needed at all, or whether existing nearby anchors are already sufficient.

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#67154 - 01/02/13 11:17 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: rg@ofmc]
browndog2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 767
Loc: livin' on the edge
Just trim th end 20 feet from either side and make it into your gym rope. At least that is what i hear some folks do. then use the trim to replace that steel cable thats chewing into the Baby rap tree.
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#67750 - 04/08/13 02:20 AM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: browndog2]
SethG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 714
Loc: NYC
Hey someone replaced that second pin on Classic. FYI.
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#67758 - 04/08/13 12:56 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: SethG]
Julie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/00
Posts: 2090
Loc: SoCal
Many thanks to whomever did the Classic pin! You are owed a beverage of choice.

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#68252 - 06/10/13 03:33 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: Julie]
Julie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/00
Posts: 2090
Loc: SoCal
There's a comment on MP that the rappel webbing on Double Chin is almost cut through.

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#68254 - 06/10/13 08:10 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: Julie]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2679
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Thanks Julie.

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