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  • cragrat said I recall Marty Beare making some of these in pretty much this design in the late 80's or early 90's (maybe without the swivel? - I made some too but they languished in a corner as I was happier to stick with my std leashes as I was never climbing...
    Build your own umbilical
     (Article) 2 hours ago
  • Graham said Awesome! Nice job Guy
    East Face of Popes Nose - the second winter ascent
     (Story) 1 day ago
  • cragrat said That is a stunner. Awesome effort Guy. And you said you were past it but you keep taking things to a new level. Keep safe. An even thinking that integral is pretty ballsy.
    East Face of Popes Nose - the second winter ascent
     (Story) 2 days ago
  • lionel clay said Bloody Awesome Man , thats taken things to a whole new level . In my humble opinion the first real ascent the face . Respect .
    East Face of Popes Nose - the second winter ascent
     (Story) 2 days ago
  • Peter Dickson said Ropes seem to be the heaviest part of climbing gear we have to carry these days so any way to reduce their weight or length is a good thing in my opinion. Two 30-35m ropes are fine for climbs with short steps that you might want to pitch, eg Rome...
    Rope length
     (Forum topic) 2 days ago
  • Nick Cradock said Yep, thanks Tom
    Proposed mid Tasman hut site
     (Forum topic) 3 days ago
  • tom said A picture back up the Darwin in late summer conditions (2008). Bonney Glacier on the right. The nice spots we saw are marked (not sure if they're the same as yours Nick). Access up to them was easy. Mt Hamilton behind
    Proposed mid Tasman hut site
     (Forum topic) 3 days ago
  • Nick Cradock said Low angled nth facing slopes behind. Hut site is on obvious knoll centre right middle of pic.
    Proposed mid Tasman hut site
     (Forum topic) 3 days ago
  • Nick Cradock said Plenty of new lines opposite hut site
    Proposed mid Tasman hut site
     (Forum topic) 3 days ago
  • Nick Cradock said Seems to be in a good place re avos. Only terrain above is nth facing . No recorded avos there and site has been kept an eye on by wilderness heliski during last 10 yrs.
    Proposed mid Tasman hut site
     (Forum topic) 3 days ago

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