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Classic 'no-star' routes at Point Perp 28-Oct-2014 At 5:31:56 PM nmonteith
On 28/10/2014 gnaguts wrote:
>Ya talkin out ya backside nm, because rope stretch means a soft catch
>or soft deck out as the case may be,

If you have 30m of rope in the system - the stretch is considerable, so if you deck in the first few metres you deck hard. There is no 'soft catch' - you just hit the ledge like you never even had a rope on. Then you fall off the ledge - with your belayer who gets dragged with you.

>Falling against a fixed rope maybe, but in the case you describe the belayer
>is likely worse off than any ropeburn the leader may get.

Falling against is what I meant. With a rope hanging tight down the route, with a belayer attached it really gets in the way.

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