/ Law of Unintended Consequences 60m ropes
just a word to the wise, there are quite a few people nowadays about with 60m ropes so if you see someone abbing somewhere, do not assume it`s doable with your 50m ropes.
Yes I know about knots in the end and making your own judgements.
Left dangling 5m above your sandwiches?
Big ledge with an easy down climb, but just highlighted the issue to me.
The opposite happened to us in the Dolomites last summer. Guide in front on a single rope, we on 60 metre twins. Guide runs two pitches together that our topo says would be more than 60 metres. "Oh", says we, "his single rope must be a 70". Uncomfortable semi-hanging belay between two pitches that, as it turns out, we could easily have done in one with our 60s.
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