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Rig up before or after climb?
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RUN_FMX

May 28, 2020, 7:33 PM
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You’re climbing a 300ft A with a ladder and a fairly tight cage, and a platform at the top. Is the general consensus that it’s safest / smartest to:

a). Rig up on the ground to save time on the tower and probably to psychologically feel better about the climb

b) Leave your rig in your stash bag and rig up once you’re at the top, to avoid things like rubbing your pins on the cage or having a PC get caught on the climb, or something else I haven’t thought of.

Appreciate any thoughts


(This post was edited by RUN_FMX on May 28, 2020, 7:35 PM)

Dadsy

May 29, 2020, 6:28 AM
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If there is a nice area up top I will rig up up top

If you are in a cage I am not sure what you mean by psychologically feel better as if you fall, pitching isn't going to help

TomAiello

Jun 7, 2020, 8:20 PM
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Are you climbing alone, or do you have a friend (who can give you a gear check at the exit point)?

My preference is to gear up on the ground and then have a friend give me a gear check at the exit point.

I also prefer to have a cutaway system on my rig for antenna jumps. If I didn't have one I might prefer to gear up at the top.

nickgreen

Jun 8, 2020, 2:50 PM
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Gear up at the top and wear stash bag on your front when climbing the ladder with the cage around it


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