I somehow managed to lose a rope on Josef's Birthday Party on Weasel Wall (Paarl) yesterday.
We were using 2 ropes to sail down from the top rather than bundu-bash through the flora, and instead of opting to carry the 2nd superfluous rope on my back, I thought it might be easier to just drag it along behind me. Reaching the top of the 3rd pitch by the little record book (1st pitch of the Garden Route), I found that the rope somehow got stuck on something and no amount of pulling, yanking, lowering down and pulling from a different angle or anything else we tried got the damn thing loose. Our second rope was a tad too short to get down to the place where it actually got stuck. In frustration, and fearing the sun going down on us, I tied the end of the rope to a bolt.
Far be it from any climber to say that what he abandons on the rock is still his property, but if anyone should find a 70m mammut rope on Josef's Birthday Party: It would at the very least be worth a case of beer (or your choice of intoxicant) to me if it was returned.
Rope pictured below, tied off the the right bolt.
Did you forget you favourite boots at the crag? Or, did you find some quickdraw on the 4th bolt of some route?
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