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Old 06-04-2012   #1
 
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Throw Rope at Zoom Flume

So I know Noah's pulled it out today... but does anyone have any info on the rope that was stuck at Pinnacle rock at the end of this rapid. Who's was it? How did it get there? Why was it left? How did Noah's get it out (rumors of a mechanical advantage)?
My curiosity is peaked.

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Old 06-05-2012   #2
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So the rope is out of the river?
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Mechanical advantage? Throw rope? Noah's Ark? My curiosity is also peaked. Alan, why do the photo boaters not have any documentation of this?
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I assume there were more trips coming down and so upstream is where the photographers attention was. But obviously, Noahs isn't talking...
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Throw rope

There was a throw rope that we pulled out on a Noah's training trip on the afternoon of the 4th. It was left/downstream of pinnacle and below the sight of the photographers. The bag was chalked in between some rocks on the river bed. The strange thing was that the other end of the rope was pulled upstream to the shore and was out of the water. We pulled the bag out with a 4:1 and the bag was unmarked. The photographers said they had no idea it was there, or where it possibly came from.

I had mentioned the rope at the Upper Ark Head Guide meeting and none of the commercial outfitters new of any missing ropes.

Thankfully no one had swam into the rope before it was removed.
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Maybe they just prayed really, really hard.
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Maybe they just prayed really, really hard.
That's really not as funny as it sounded in your head. Maybe you should just thank them for removing a potentially dangerous rope from the river.
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i thought it was funny.... maybe you should work on growing thicker skin or laughing at yourself.... either one

and before you flame me, yes i am religious

two thumbs up for whoever pulled it out of the river before a swimmer hit it
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i thought it was funny.... maybe you should work on growing thicker skin or laughing at yourself.... either one

and before you flame me, yes i am religious

two thumbs up for whoever pulled it out of the river before a swimmer hit it
Steve, you're probably more religious than me. I don't think my skin is that thin. I know some good, hard working people that worked for Noah's. It was just a rude comment that wasn't very funny in my opinion. Amen.
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Yeah I'll agree too... It was funny. Of course safety is always the first priority. Praise baby jesus we're all safe!
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