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kadyakerbob

?Alpine soloing techniques

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i have just started to solo climbs and i am wondering what different types of techniques people use? i have soloed quite a bit on rock and i just use a gri gri, but is there an easier alpine soloing method? because when i have to rap and clean ice pitches it seems wrong?

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I've solo'd a few routes and usually just pack a rope for a rappel down and free solo the rest. This leaves you to climbing only the things you know are a grade or two lower that what you are capable of. Be careful out there dude. crazy.gif

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alpine solo techniques in newbie forum? newbie should steer clear of soloing.

 

If one were to self belay in the alpine, I would expect that to take forever and make bigwalls out of small climbs. I find it hard to reccomend free solo but it is quicker way to get up and to die also.

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The alpine soloing technique involves sacking it up. The only equipment you need is a pair of balls.

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Keep in mind that a protected fall can still result in an injury. A friend fell off the lieback on Godzilla and caught his foot behind the rope as he well. He wrecked his ankle. The fall was on steep ground without hitting anything, and he still got hurt. Had he been alone in the alpine environment, he would have been screwed.

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Ok, didnt mean to put this post up in the newbie forum! Done many routes and soloed things like the north face of hood several times, i was just wondering if anyone had any new ideas for hard patches of mixed terrain, where you might just want to rope up for a little bit. i usually just pass a clove or use a gri gri, so thanks everyone for all the help!

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