Stuck Ropes at Yellowwood

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Brussel
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Stuck Ropes at Yellowwood

Post by Brussel » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:58 pm

Hi All,

Anyone heading up to YW in the next few days?

We got Snort's ropes stuck on the Timerity abseils with the strong wind today. We pulled the ropes for the final rap and the wind sent the red one off left and it rapped itself solidly around a large bollard. we spent an hour flicking, pulling yanking and screaming to no avail :x
It looks like it might be somewhere very close to or on Another Fuck'n Time
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green circle is rap point, the red circle is approx where the ropes are snagged

There seem to be three potential solutions:

1) Climb the first two pitches of Another fuck'n time and loosen red rope

2) Climb anything and then after the first rap set up the second rap, get down to the final rap station and then grab red and pull oneself across and hopefully get it free. with the ropes from the final rap station the angle was too acute

3) Pull the yellow rope and send it down still knotted to the red one and perhaps from the ground one could free it

If neither of those work I'm gonna have to head up smalblaar or another route and set up a long single line rap and get down to the red line and then jumar back up - yay what fun!

If you can get the ropes down I'll make it worth your while. You can stash them back in the blue barrel so no extra weight to carry down
drop me a line brent at russellfamily dot mobi or call me on zero seven two 585 four two nine four if you have any ideas...
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Re: Stuck Ropes at Yellowwood

Post by Justin » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:54 pm

That sucks... however there is an option 4) Open a route called 'Timerity' :wink:

Good luck :thumleft:
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Re: Stuck Ropes at Yellowwood

Post by Brussel » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:28 pm

There is a route called timerity, however I'm about to leave for Cederberg on Thursday...not sure I feel like another mission up there tomorrow.
but if any one wants to join me in a rope rescue let me know :lol:

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