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Offline johnmac

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FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« on: October 22, 2007, 11:15:46 am »
I did a gear review on Fish's Snake Charmer Rope Bag, over on Mp.com where I'm an administrator and I thought some folks over here might like to view it.

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/general_climbing/gear_review_fish_snake_charmer_rope_bag/106048103


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Re: FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 09:00:15 am »
Hey Johnmac,

Thanks for the review.  That bag looks rad and at 50 bucks it's a steal.   

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Re: FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 01:48:48 pm »
I really like the looks of this bag. I like how it's essentially two rope bags integrated into one. One for your lead line and one for your haul line.

On my one solo forray up El Cap I had a seperate ropebag for each line. One time when the winds were up and the lead line had payed out of it's bag, the empty bag started whipping around in the wind, it wrapped itself around the haul line a bunch of times and the line got stuck at the knot where the two were tied together. I was stuck halfway up the pitch! Luckily the pitch was pretty vertical and I had some good pro so I was able to rap down and free it, otherwise I would have had to reverse aid the whole pitch...

I just ordered me one of these double bags!

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Re: FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2007, 10:46:35 am »
Lambone,

What is barely visible, is a bottom clip in loop.  You can clip a water bottle, or spare big came, or whatever to the bottom to further Charm the Snake.

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Re: FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 07:40:48 pm »
I used to use two rope bags, but this thing makes life so much easier. It has lots of extra loops and as mentioned above you can clip stuff below as well. For 50 bucks you can't go wrong.

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Re: FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 09:33:22 pm »
I don't want to sound like a nay sayer, but....

The thing I really like about two separate rope bags is the independence they give you.  With the end of the haul line free you can easily manage worst entanglements once the haul line is stacked or simply move the bag so it isn't in your face once the pitch your partner is leading traverses back the other way. 

That being said, I should add that I always tie the bags in short, with the haul line, to lower them out, stack the rope after the pig has been hauled and docked and never switch ends.   

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Re: FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 05:04:02 am »
yhea, with a partner two is probly better, but when soloing this thing looks like the ticket.

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Re: FIsh Snake Charmer Grear Review
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 11:01:00 pm »
I only use mine soloing, but then it's awesome.  With a partner I generally just stack the rope(s) in my ladders or flake it/them into a sling when short fixing.