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El Capitan double bill.
« on: August 13, 2015, 09:33:14 am »
Mine and Jonnys trip report from june. hope you enjoy!!!

http://ashtond6.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/el-capitan-double-bill.html

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Re: El Capitan double bill.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 02:28:25 pm »
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Re: El Capitan double bill.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 06:45:19 pm »
Crazy pulley action!
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Re: El Capitan double bill.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 02:02:52 pm »
Yeah, give us the details of the pulley malfunction.

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Re: El Capitan double bill.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 09:37:06 am »
We were hauling using the chongo ratchet system and put some cord on the micro traxion so we didnt drop it.
jonny put the rope into the traxion but never clipped it back to the biner spanning the top pulley. so when i let the bags free it loaded the traxion and popped it open luckily he had put the lower ascender on the haul line. so was backed up.i didnt know this so i thought all our kit was hanging on his piece of tent cord we put the traxion. not the best feeling i've experienced on el cap.

hope that makes sense!
glad you enjoyed his blog.