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whiskey
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Cornice Cutter & Belayed Ski Cut Cordlette Recomme
« on: 02/22/18, 03:47 PM »

What do you carry (if anything) for cutting cornices or putting someone on belay to make a ski cut? I’ve heard 6mm cordlette from 6m or 20ft to 30m or 100ft. 30m length of rope is getting into half rope terrain but I am interested to know if anyone carries a shorter length of cordlette for these purposes.
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Re: Cornice Cutter & Belayed Ski Cut Cordlette Recomme
« Reply #1 on: 02/22/18, 04:57 PM »

I have this http://www.backcountrybomb.com

and a 55m long 5.5mm thick "Titan" / Dyneema static line / "Tailgunner" rope.

The knot hold of this line is wonky, so special knots are required.

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Re: Cornice Cutter & Belayed Ski Cut Cordlette Recomme
« Reply #2 on: 02/22/18, 05:28 PM »

Knot hold, as in you don’t get the same friction with a munter hitch as you would with nylon or your standard sheeth/core rope?
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Re: Cornice Cutter & Belayed Ski Cut Cordlette Recomme
« Reply #3 on: 02/22/18, 06:14 PM »

Like Randy, I too have a backcountrybomb. A handy gadget.
For ski cutting and other on-belay and rappel related activities, I carry 100' of 5mm cord, a couple of 'biners and a bit of webbing in a throw bag like the river kayakers use.
I can usually figure out something from there.

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