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Old 03-15-2008, 12:54 AM
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Mountain climbing solo- how do you get the ropes up there? And your ropes back?

I am not at all familiar with mountain climbing techniques. One thing especially puzzles me, though, about using ropes...

I don't even know how to phrase these questions properly, but I'll try:

1) When you're climbing UP, say, a sheer rock face, and you're using your rope to help you, how did you get it up there and secured?

2) when you're rappelling down, and you get all the way to the bottom, how do you unhook your rope from however it's secured at the top? Climbers don't leave a bunch of ropes hanging behind them when they climb, do they?