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    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    What happened to Bounce?

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    I think he might of bounced

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    It was cool to have a house member at Wesspur , ordered my GRCS through Sean

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    Sean was a cool guy. I hope he's well.

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    I wish he would have stayed, but I think he changed occupations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnham View Post
    Bump...this was a fun one, saw a guest on this thread tonight and decided "what the hey"...bring it forward again .
    Thanks for bumping this thread, Burnham. It is an interesting read. I appreciate the rundown on the self-belay system, if I'm using the correct terminology.

    I used to get a bit of flak over the purchase of my first ever climbing rope, in that I'd purchased a dynamic rope rather than a more traditional arborist's rope. I just did this out of ignorance, and just from reading the rope specs and thinking that having the rope itself absorbing a lot of the shock from a potential fall would be a good thing. So now I don't feel quite so dumb, knowing the forest service has a bit of use for the stuff. I'm still such a new and infrequent climber that that original dynamic rope is still in good condition and still in service. I never had a problem with it at all for tree work; I just had to load it up with my weight before starting longer ascents, which took most of the bounce out of the experience. Mamut rope, it is. Beautiful stuff, rated for more than 10 falls before needing to be retired. To me, it always meant that the rope would be less likely to cause a breakout of a support point.

    Thanks again for reviving this thread.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    I wish he would have stayed, but I think he changed occupations.
    That's no excuse. Says the local chimney sweep!

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    We do this in the Forest Service and use what is called "4 inch tie in" is that what you are doing? Set anchors every couple of feet?

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