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Old 04-24-2010   #41
Jackson, Wyoming
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Originally Posted by wildnscenic! View Post
I've seen a photo of a rope that broke with so much force that the end of the rope went THROUGH someone's leg, no joke. I agree with cooljerk's rule of thumb: no more than 4 people on a 3:1.
I would really like to see that photo, do you still have access to it?

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Old 04-26-2010   #42
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oo oo oo I gotta great story!

First Grand trip. Big 18' cargo barge loaded to the hilt by Canyon Reo flips in House Rock. We get it over into the eddy and the boyz go to work. They take a pull off of the canyon wall and set a sling on a VW size boulder. I'm a lookin at their rig and mention sometin don't look right here. I'm told shut the ef up we're Aspen ski patrollers and rope people off the hill all the time. I get out my Z-drag card and show em. Same response. Well there's 16 oz Guinness stouts a floatin in the eddy pool so I head up to shade to have a frosty and watch. Finally we're ready 16 people a pullin on a rope. Damned if that VW sized rock didn't start climbin up the bank toward the canyon wall!
Haysooz I luv that that story!

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