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Birch Creek rap sling

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Dan, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Dan

    Dan

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    anyone recognize this as yours? Well done. very cool removing the old tat that used to be around that that tree branch.
    would like to swap birch creek stories with you..
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  2. Bosco

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    Hardware store rope?
  3. Dan

    Dan

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    yes. like the kind of "static' rope you would buy at a hardware store. The ring was a welded one, not like a normal rap ring, and possibly from a hardware store too. Like maybe it was made to hang a lamp :)
  4. Dan

    Dan

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    PS - who ever left it knew what they were doing. I have respect for them. The anchor was clean and efficient and set for a BIG drop.
  5. Bosco

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    Definitely not industrial by any means. But way to be an optimist and appreciate their efforts! Id be willing to toss them some quick links and webbing, for future sakes. :woot:

    Does that "tree" serve as a legit anchor point, or is it backed up?
  6. Yellow Dart

    Yellow Dart It's only hubris if I fail.

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    For what it's worth, 3/8" chain is about $2/ft, and when you cut every-other link, yields 7 links, at about 25-30 cents per link, vs 2-4$ per rapide. The only caveat is you have to thread it before tying the webbing/rope. Just a way to be thrifty if you're the type who makes/replaces anchors a lot. :)
    Blake J and ratagonia like this.
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