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#65258 - 06/05/12 01:38 AM Farewell pin
whatthegunks Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 136
Loc: High Falls, NY
The pin at the start of Farewell to Arms is extremely corroded and I was nearly able to get it out pulling hard with a shoulder length sling last week. I'm not sure it will come out without falling apart (leaving no space for a replacement), I do that it is unlikely to hold a falling climber. I'm hoping to get some time this week to have a go at it, yank the mank and replace. If somebody beats me to it, that'd be good too.

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#65263 - 06/05/12 02:57 AM Re: Farewell pin [Re: whatthegunks]
Dana Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/00
Posts: 619
Joe, if you need a pin, just tell me what size. I still have a a fair number of them and I should have the size/type that's needed. I'll be up there from tomorrow until Friday.

Dana

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#65265 - 06/05/12 03:26 AM Re: Farewell pin [Re: Dana]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 714
Loc: NYC
Joe, your actions will only encourage people to toprope the first few feet of Farewell to Arms.
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#65266 - 06/05/12 10:30 AM Re: Farewell pin [Re: whatthegunks]
oenophore Online   confused
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/01
Posts: 5981
Loc: 212 land
Is the crack it's in too narrow for anything but a piton?
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#65269 - 06/05/12 01:02 PM Re: Farewell pin [Re: oenophore]
Jeff D. Offline
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Registered: 06/10/05
Posts: 75
Loc: NY, NJ
I didnt think the pin was all that bad. Were you actually able to move the pin by pulling on it? BTW theres a .5 cam placement one step up the birdcage corner that works just fine with a double length sling. Maybe a bit a a swinging fall but the pin seems plenty strong to deal with that.

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#65270 - 06/05/12 01:21 PM Re: Farewell pin [Re: Jeff D.]
Jeff D. Offline
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Registered: 06/10/05
Posts: 75
Loc: NY, NJ
Even better... bring a haul bag, fill it with 200lbs of rocks, and drop it from level with the pin (where the climber would be... there's no climbing above the pin) on another rope and see what happens.

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#65294 - 06/05/12 11:50 PM Re: Farewell pin [Re: Jeff D.]
whatthegunks Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 136
Loc: High Falls, NY
I'll be sure to mention to the haul bag not to climb above the pin.

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#65321 - 06/07/12 12:01 PM Re: Farewell pin [Re: whatthegunks]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3765
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Haul bags are notorious for running it out on sketchy ground above bad pins. Crazy luggage!

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