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Factor 2 20-Apr-2010 At 1:02:47 AM bagotup
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Put that Jesus nut in, then another, and then another.

Somehow my buddy & I survived one of these a few weekends ago. If he hadn't volunteered the back of his neck as a temporary runner for our single 10.5 mm rope this story may not have been written. AJ (the belayer) took a pounding and absorbed a fair deal of the potential shock loading which we imagine contributed to us staying intact with the rock.

We we're on a familiar two pitch local climb, I seconded the 1st pitch. I reached the belay point, all was well, I continued past on very easy terrain. Just over two metres later and directly above the belay, the ledge I pulled down on disintegrated in my hand.

What the ..... was going through our minds at the belay and beyond?
Iíll never live it down.
Put that nut in. If youíre on belay duty, make it your duty to make sure a nut/ pro goes in also. However I would avoid clipping in through a piece of the anchor system for reasons you can read up on.

Makes for a good yarn if you survive, but weíre not doing it again for anybodyís camera.

http://www.chockstone.org/Upload/UserFiles/bagotup/neckburn_20.jpg

AJís rope burn (with some antiseptic cream applied, in our attempt to get it to heal before wifey saw it)


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