/ Is the traditional art of top roping dying out?
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I think top-roping...or bottom roping more appropriately arf arf...is an excellent way of avoiding plops at the base of climbs...just watch out for rope stretch!
The great sport of top roping is still alive and well in SE England.
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You really think there are many members of the Kosovo Liberation Army posting here?
Shame on you. To think that you had small children available for use as well-jammed running protection and still you fell back on a top-rope.
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I honk top roping, with chipping is also dying out. Nothing better than eating chips, on a top rope. Dip your hand in the greasy newspaper, eat a chip, then grab that crucial hold...
Top roping's the norm at sandstone .......
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> I honk top roping, with chipping is also dying out. Nothing better than eating chips, on a top rope. Dip your hand in the greasy newspaper, eat a chip, then grab that crucial hold...
It's just not the same since they stopped frying in animal fat - as in 'I can't do it because that hold is absolutely dripping...'
Apart from the plops bit, I'm with you all the way. Nowt wrong with top-roping as an activity in its own right. I'd quite happily set up a rope on a route way beyond my grade to have a play.
Doing a poo is bad, top-roping is fine and dandy, provided there is no dry-tooling involved.
-- particularly when top roping. Your belayer may not appreciate it, particularly when not wearing a helmet.
> -- particularly when top roping. Your belayer may not appreciate it, particularly when not wearing a helmet.
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