/ Gear For Belay Above Aavalanche Wall - Curbar?

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Franco Cookson on 15 Mar 2013
I was just wondering what the gear is above avalanche wall and slab and crack?

Going for a spot of shunting and don't fancy having to take my entire rack. Are there any useful big boulders?

Thank you!
Stig - on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to Franco Cookson: Ive seen people shunting S&C so yeah. I think it is a large tor (rather than a boulder) that you can wrap the rope down.
Stig - on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to Stig: Round not down.
Franco Cookson on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to Stig: Excellent, thanks a lot!

If anyone can confirm this to a greater degree of certainty that would be even better.

cheers though.
Rick Graham on 15 Mar 2013
Hi Franco

A single set of nuts and rockcentrics/ hexes and a 16 ft sling should do nicely.

Pad the edge with a rucksack or some old wooden wedges.

regards Rick
Steve Clegg - on 15 Mar 2013
In reply to Rick Graham:
Come on Rick, "some old wooden wedges"!!
He already said "don't fancy having to take my entire rack". It is 5 minutes from the road.
Anyway, shouldn't you be tucked up with Bob??
Steve
john arran - on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to Franco Cookson:

IIRC I used to top-rope Dolittle from cams #2 and #3 some way back, with a static line to the edge.
Franco Cookson on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to john arran: thanks!
Jonny2vests - on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to Franco Cookson:
> (In reply to john arran) thanks!

I found Avalanche Wall pretty straight forward to be honest Franco. Not really sure its worth headpointing...
Franco Cookson on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to Jonny2vests: better to be safe than sorry.
Jonny2vests - on 16 Mar 2013
In reply to Franco Cookson:
> (In reply to Jonny2vests) better to be safe than sorry.

Very true, very true.
big ed - on 17 Mar 2013
In reply to Franco Cookson: hi would be interested to know how the old wooden wedges are actually used and where they can be obtained.

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