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Valley Entrance Roof Traverse


I have a scribbled note that you need at least 100m (but it does not have to be a singe rope) and 50 krabs to reach the tyrolean and maybe another short rope beyond. Better to do it with a rigger & a de rigger so then you can manage on a 40m +20 Krabs. Easier to walk back!


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You don't need to rig the whole thing, you can rig out a number of bolts, and start derigging behind and then pass that end of the rope forwards when you have run out of rope IYSWIM

cap n chris

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It's potentially really slick/quick if you do it as a pull through retrievable traverse using karabiners for non-knotted protection.