Bedtime for bonzo

Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?
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Post by milspecmark » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:53 am

Ok, going to do bedtime for bonzo this weekend and I want to make sure we have enough gear before we get there. Mainly we just lack large Cams. That being said how big of a cam is necesary to complete that route. The online guide book says double rope repel so I got that much.

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Post by krampus » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:56 am

you need three #6 BD's and a #5 to really protect that rout. Some Big Bros might help too.
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Post by cliftongifford » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:06 pm

you only need one rope for the rap, and a few mid/small range cams... nothing bigger than a #2 and nothing smaller than a .5... it protects really well, you're good to go man. Have fun and be safe.

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Post by cliftongifford » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:07 pm

Don't listen to krampus, I think he might be a meanie......

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Post by dfspau2 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:08 pm

I climbed it with a set of stoppers... 3 BD# 1's, 3 BD# 2's and a BD # 3 and felt perfectly safe (i dont even think i used all my cams)...i have no clue where a # 6 would fit anywhere on this route...or a number 5 for that matter. you also dont have to have double ropes if you repel back into the hallway and then rap off the first anchors. Its an awesome route...do it in the evening and soak up the sun set from the top...

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Post by dfspau2 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:14 pm

also last time i was there my friend decided to place a bd # 4 about 5 feet off the ground because hes a jackass and it walked back in, after an hour or so of trying to get it out gave up so if its still there let me know please...

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Post by milspecmark » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:21 pm

That is what I thought. I have learned quickly about all the sarcasm on this forum. Looks like we do indeed have enough gear.

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Post by milspecmark » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:22 pm

And I will let you know about your #4 when I get back next week

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Post by dfspau2 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:25 pm

awesome thanks...i was there last weekend and am going again this weekend but just have been going other places

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Post by ynot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:18 pm

The only place bigger than fists might be the traverse. You will want to protect that well if you have newbs following.
Just be sure they know proper procedure before rapping and it should be a good time for everyone. keep em hooked up.
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Post by ynp1 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:21 pm

#3 BD
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Post by anticlmber » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:36 pm

just walk up the backside with your cooler and forget the climbing.
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Post by Clevis Hitch » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:42 pm

anticlmber wrote:just walk up the backside with your cooler and forget the climbing.
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Post by chester » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:27 pm

You'll place that #3 at the end of the traverse as you start to climb up again. It's more for your second's protection than yours
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Post by caribe » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:40 pm

chester wrote:You'll place that #3 at the end of the traverse as you start to climb up again. It's more for your second's protection than yours
Don't do it without the #3. I remember retrieving the piece from below me to place it toward the end of the route.

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