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Could it be that mix of sport, bouldering and big wall climbing (amongst the top big wall climbing areas in North America) that's the major attractant. A method of rappelling, without mechanical tools, where the uphill rope is straddled by the climber then looped around a hip, across the chest, over the opposite (weak) shoulder, and held with the downhill (strong) hand to adjust the shoulder friction and thus the descending speed. They are owned by a group of English climbers, see their website at for more information.

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Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 3rd ed. edition (April 1, 2007)

ISBN: 0898868726

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