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Plaidman

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Not really. Just trying to figure out how far away from a cliff face would you be if you were jugging a rope that was 200 feet long on a 110 degree average slope? Silly question. But fun to muse about.

 

I remember that the hypotenuse of a right triangle is a2 + b2 = c2

but if you no longer have a right angle and the angle is 110 degrees what formula do you use?

 

HMMMMM?

 

Plaidman

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trig man. law of sines!

 

sin70 sin20

200 X

 

solve for X

the 70 and 20 are in degrees too

 

so I got 72.8 feet

that's how far out you'd be.

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trig man. law of sines!

 

sin70 sin20

200 X

 

solve for X

the 70 and 20 are in degrees too

 

so I got 72.8 feet

that's how far out you'd be.

 

That is a real long way. Are you sure about that?

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i'm wrong

 

Thanks for throwing out an answer. It doesn't really matter how far it is. It will be fun.

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That is a real long way. Are you sure about that?

 

On my third try, I did the math correctly, and I concur with 72.8 feet

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That is a real long way. Are you sure about that?

 

On my third try, I did the math correctly, and I concur with 72.8 feet

 

Holy Holy. Most people lower themselves out for this jug on the Leaning Tower, but my big wall guide friend says take the swing. It's a blast. 400 feet in the air.

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This is what the 1st pitch after the 4th traverse looks like.

 

138775_6600_XL.jpg

 

This is what people who do the swing look like b4:

harding.jpg

 

And same person after:

warren-harding.jpg

 

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I am not sure I want to look like that.

warren-harding.jpg

 

Too late. Sorry. :)

 

 

Hey, WT heck are you on a computer for anyway? You should be practicing aid and jugging laps at the Butte between rainstorms today. Toss off a doubled rope, aid up putting in pieces and clip back up figure 8 knots in one side of the rope, top out, rap the free and unknotted side and then jug up while cleaning. Time yourself as if the jugging finish when you get to the top as a single lap. Do 3 laps competing with your times to see what your speed is. Tomorrow, recover. These math problems don't do shit for ya.

 

When you get back, look up and read Wayne1112's story of the leaning tower run he did where they remembered the beer and forgot the water but chose to persevere and charge ahead despite it's absence. OMG, it's hilarious. And crazy too.

 

Ivan and Miker last year: Ivan and MikeR on the Tower etc Link

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Went out last week and jugged the rope 3x and led a 5.12 solo aid to get the rope up. I am headed to the Butte later today as suggested. Thanks.

 

Plaidman

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Anglin was the man! Steve Strauch and John Roskelly decided to do the first one day ascent together way back when and left the sleeping stuff behind.... made it most of the way too I understood, but it was a long, long night.

 

Thank the lord for cams, nuts and all the other crazy new gear.

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Fortunately when you solo it you get to jug back up cleaning your gear so never hang that far out. My haul bag sure looked tiny out there by itself though.

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Not really. Just trying to figure out how far away from a cliff face would you be if you were jugging a rope that was 200 feet long on a 110 degree average slope? Silly question. But fun to muse about.

 

Plaidman

 

kind of depends on how far up the 200 foot rope you are . . .

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Not really. Just trying to figure out how far away from a cliff face would you be if you were jugging a rope that was 200 feet long on a 110 degree average slope? Silly question. But fun to muse about.

 

I remember that the hypotenuse of a right triangle is a2 + b2 = c2

but if you no longer have a right angle and the angle is 110 degrees what formula do you use?

 

HMMMMM?

 

Plaidman

 

the right angle is between the horizontal and vertical so you are hanging straight down on a 200 ft rope, then (180-110) = 70 so tan 70 = opposite/adjacent = 200/x

 

Solve for x = 200/tan(70) = 200/2.75 = 72.73 ft

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kind of depends on how far up the 200 foot rope you are . . .

 

Oh I will be right on the end of it shitting my drawers! :shock:

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You should be practicing aid and jugging laps at the Butte between rainstorms today. Toss off a doubled rope, aid up putting in pieces and clip back up figure 8 knots in one side of the rope, top out, rap the free and unknotted side and then jug up while cleaning. Time yourself as if the jugging finish when you get to the top as a single lap. Do 3 laps competing with your times to see what your speed is. Tomorrow, recover. These math problems don't do shit for ya.

 

Got out today and dropped a rope on Birds of Paradise at Rocky Butte.

Rapped and jugged 3x

Froggy style.

First time doing this type of jug.

So good on overhanging routes.

1st lap 30 mins. Had a few adjustments to make..

2nd lap 20 mins.

3rd lap 17 mins.

 

I'll keep working it.

 

Plaidman

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Nice, almost shaved your time in half in a single day. You guys have a good trip to Yos tomorrow, I'll cross my fingers you get good weather.

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Delay again. Steve has business here to do. We are now planning on doing a dry run up to Index next week and hit The Valley after the rush this week. This is the best weather The Valley has seen in a month. So my thinking is it will be zooed. We will head down during my next 2 week window after I see my kids the weekend after next.

The Valley may have settled down by then.

Index will be fun. We are taking a portaledge and will make it a two day deal on Town Crier or Green Dragon.

 

Plaidman

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The Valley may have settled down by then.

Unlikely, what with the predictions for very high domestic travel and NPS stats this summer...

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The Valley may have settled down by then.

Unlikely, what with the predictions for very high domestic travel and NPS stats this summer...

 

Joe what the hell were you doing up at 3:30 am?

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