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Topic - Ascending fat fixed ropes on an Alpine route

JimboWizbo - on 28 Feb 2013
I've already posted about this but I'm still sussing it out in my head.

Dent du Geant, the normal route is lined with fat, fixed ropes. To climb this would you rope up and use two cords/slings with prusiks around the rope as running protection, and move them over the fat rope's fixed points one at a time?

I'm assuming it's acceptable to clip a quickdraw to the rope's fixed points too, but you would also put in the odd bit of gear in case of mass prusik failure.

Presumably if you use cord prusiks (or klemheists? not sure) instead of slings you'll need to cut some extra long ones in preparation.

Cheers

Jim
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