Any single 70m rope descent options on Spitzkoppe?

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Jasonrg
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Any single 70m rope descent options on Spitzkoppe?

Post by Jasonrg » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:22 pm

Flew in to Cape Town from the US. Hoping to get some climbing in around here before heading up to Namibia. Not the best timing with the rain...

Anyway, I only have a single 70 with me. I was hoping there might be a way down from Spitzkoppe that I wouldn’t have to bring a second rope or a pull cord.

I have the Tony Lauren’s book and it seems 50m raps are standard out there?

Brussel
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Re: Any single 70m rope descent options on Spitzkoppe?

Post by Brussel » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:46 am

I've never been but there in SA the regular trad setup consists of double 50m/60m ropes and the majority of routes at spitskoppe no doubt are set up like that as they where opened (mostly) by SA climbers

BrianG
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Re: Any single 70m rope descent options on Spitzkoppe?

Post by BrianG » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:54 am

Been there a few times. you will struggle with a single 70 on the majority (if not all) of the multi-pitch climbs. single pitch sport climbs around the SW wall camping area you'll be fine but you'll def miss out....

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