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 Fredt 05 Jun 2024

Anyone had experience of using this?
I'm considering it purely for emergency abseil use when soloing, e.g. long scrambles, easier alpine plods etc.

 Rick Graham 05 Jun 2024
In reply to Fredt:

> Anyone had experience of using this?

> I'm considering it purely for emergency abseil use when soloing, e.g. long scrambles, easier alpine plods etc.

Worth reading Colin Haley's blog, can't link on here but found it first hit today searching " colin haley rad line".

Years ago, after issues with 50m of 6mm, decided 28m of 7mm accessory cord and 25m of 8.5 mm dynamic gave the optimum for soloing alpine rock routes up  to TD.

OP Fredt 10 Jun 2024
In reply to Fredt:

The Colin Read post, seems to imply the Rad line be used in conjunction with a heavier rope when abseiling, Petzl make no mention of this and, as far as I can tell, say it can be used double for abseiling. 
Any other thoughts?

 chiroshi 11 Jun 2024
In reply to Fredt:

Lots of skiers use it for accessing couloirs. No reason why it wouldn't work just as well without the added difficulties of snow and ice. 

Only disadvantage to a heavier rope is abrasion resistance and having a device that'll give you enough friction. 

 CantClimbTom 11 Jun 2024
In reply to Fredt:

Emergency use... Is it time to post that link about the Beal escaper?

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/wOj2YoYSHL8?si=0dkh5rto-s_SzGPg

Post edited at 15:10
 RBK 11 Jun 2024
In reply to Fredt:

There's some good, clear Rad Line advice on Dave Searle's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davejsearle/ and Youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=MFAmzTRo63I&

Post edited at 15:28

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