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Old 04-27-2009   #1
 
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Climbers Rope in Barrel Springs 4/26

There's a tensioned line across the river about an 1/8mile up from the shoshone boat ramp. We didn't cut it, but strongly considered it. The rope is high enough to be out of the way now, but another 1-2 foot rise and it might be a problem. It's a set rope by climbers, so wondering on protocol for cutting or removing it? It's below the last big wave-hole and there are okay eddies above.
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Yeah I saw that way back in the winter, figured they would have been smart enough to cut it by now, Jake and I are headed over there tomorrow, It probably should be cut/taken down.
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Just an FYI, there are actually two ropes. The one near the barrel take-out/shoshoni put-in is the lower and more potentially dangerous of the two. The other is upstream at the end of a moving pool somewhere before barrel springs rapid, I think.
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As a climber I say you can cut it if it is a hazard. If you cut it, cut it on the river left side and coil it and leave it on the river right side. If you strand a climber they can hike up to the dam and cross.

If you can untie it, that is better than cutting.
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That's true. Hikers do use it for safety reasons not realizing it is a safety hazard to the kayaker.
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Jake and I cut it and put it on river right
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Just an FYI, there are actually two ropes. The one near the barrel take-out/shoshoni put-in is the lower and more potentially dangerous of the two. The other is upstream at the end of a moving pool somewhere before barrel springs rapid, I think.
This is true, i do not think the one directly above barrel springs rapid is a safety hazard unless it gets to around 30,000cfs this year.(which would be so fun) The lower one jake and i took out the other day and left it on the river right bank above the bike path
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