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#67211 - 01/15/13 06:03 PM Rappel anchors
Dana Offline
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I'm sure many Gunks.com readers have seen the thread on Supertopo about Jim Donini's close call. A fixed rappel sling broke under his body weight but fortunately there was a backup.
Many 'Gunks climbers seem to have an unquestioning reliance on fixed slings: it's worth a read.

The post title is "Surviving Sedona"


Edited by Dana (01/15/13 06:48 PM)

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#67212 - 01/15/13 07:08 PM Re: Rappel anchors [Re: Dana]
TerrieM Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Yes - quite the lucky guy he was!
Link to thread: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/...second-birthday

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#67215 - 01/16/13 12:22 AM Re: Rappel anchors [Re: TerrieM]
TrappDyke Offline
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Registered: 06/10/09
Posts: 80

"Many 'Gunks climbers seem to have an unquestioning reliance on fixed slings"

That's because we're not a bunch of pussies. I'd rather die rapping off an old sling than succumb to the gym rat mentality. Keep your bolts off my cliff gumbies!

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#67232 - 01/16/13 08:40 PM Re: Rappel anchors [Re: TrappDyke]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
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Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Thanks for posting, Dana.

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