What sport routes at the Red require a 70 meter rope?

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What sport routes at the Red require a 70 meter rope?

Post by Redpoint » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:34 pm

So how many sport routes at the Red require a 70 meter rope? Does anyone even know of any?

I have not read all of my Red River Gorge Rock Climbs second edition book yet, but so far the only requirement I have found is a 60 meter rope.

I have a friend that swears he knows of 3 routes that required a 70 meter rope, but I haven't been able to find any in my book yet.

I have a 60 meter rope and that is why I am asking. I saw someone on here say that you should buy a 70 meter rope for the RRG, but KD said he has been using a 60 meter rope his whole climbing career and never needed anything longer.
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Post by therookie » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:49 pm

omaha and transworld both require a 70. you can use a 60 for the madness and pushin' up daisies if you jump from the chains.

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Post by newtothis » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:22 pm

you should buy a 70 meter so you get stronger carrying a heavier pack. Plus, since you are going to be falling a lot when you climb you will inevitably need to be cutting sections off the end so a 70m will save you money.
On top of that, you should buy a 70 so that you can climb two short routes at once.

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Post by dmw » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:44 pm

game boy at long wall for sure. bring your game head too, for the lichen-y slope-ness at the top.

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Post by dmw » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:45 pm

there's no place like home,too, i think

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Post by stix » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:43 pm

pretty sure i didn't use a 70 on no place like home
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Post by dmw » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:44 pm

hence the i think part

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Post by toad857 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:47 pm

dmw wrote:game boy at long wall for sure. bring your game head too, for the lichen-y slope-ness at the top.
second that! also there are no fixed anchors on that climb, so bring webbing for a tree rap

60m can do no place like home

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Post by woodchuck008 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:53 pm

After a few dozen falls on one end, you can unravel the other half and climb on that for the next 6 months.. Plus my long 70M allows me to sit in the car and belay in comfort from parking lots.

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Post by michaelarmand » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:57 pm

A 70 will get you down from Whiteout in one rap. Pretty sure you would need to do two with a 60....

There are likely a bunch more where a 70 is just more convenient.
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Post by pawilkes » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:03 pm

i think you need one for Are these Pies Fresh if you do the whole thing, definately need one for Gameboy or you can clip in direct at a bolt and have the belayer tie two ropes together and continue to lower, thats how we did it.
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Post by ynot » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:07 pm

There are a bunch of trad routes that a 60 isn't long enough. Blood on the nuts and Slimy Creatures come to mind.
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Post by Basta916 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:15 pm

pawilkes wrote:i think you need one for Are these Pies Fresh if you do the whole thing, definately need one for Gameboy or you can clip in direct at a bolt and have the belayer tie two ropes together and continue to lower, thats how we did it.
No you don't need anything longer than 60m on " Pies", actually you will have plenty extra.
"Game boy" is different story.

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Post by Andrew » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:13 pm

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