/ Verdon - Dalles Grises abseil lengths

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Skipinder - on 22 Mar 2014
Does anyone know the lengths of the above abseils (i.e. could we safely ab in with an 80m rope)?



SteveSBlake - on 23 Mar 2014
In reply to Lawrence:

I ask myself this every time I'm there. I always end up using 50m twins.
More faff, but much more stress free.
Rick Graham on 23 Mar 2014
In reply to Lawrence:

I would just have a go.

No problems with 150 foot (45m ) ropes.

Easy enough to climb out if the ropes are not long enough and plenty other routes to do.
alpinist63 - on 23 Mar 2014
In reply to Lawrence:
40 is ok, some options as where to stop on the 3rd and 4th abseil depending on your rope length.
but generally, it's good to have 50m ropes for climbing in the verdon, then you will be fine on all abseils.
Post edited at 11:39
metal arms on 23 Mar 2014
In reply to alpinist63:

> but generally, it's good to have 50m ropes for climbing in the verdon, then you will be fine on most of the abseils.

Fine at the Dalles Grises but we found 60s a better bet for some other areas like Fenrir or swinging about looking for the Biscotte Margarine belay (knot them abseil ropes kids).
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Skipinder - on 26 Mar 2014
In reply to metal arms:

Thanks all. I could have saved a bit of time by looking slightly closer at the appropriate page in Rockfax.

I think it will be two 60s that we'll give it a go with.

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