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Ronald

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Just got news about the Russian Xtreme Project.

Valery Rozov climbed and wingsuit jumped one of the Torres del Paine (southern Chile) monoliths. He will be back in Moscow march 4th, so I assume we will hear & see more after that date.

Anyway, I take my hat of (again).

Ronald

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Thats a pretty technical climb... Im from Chile and I can tell you that much... so.. GOOD JOB!! There are many other places they could've tried though...

If anyone is planning on visiting on the near future, PM me ;)
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Amazing Valery... Bravo.
Its very difficult to get nice jumpable weather in there.

Congrats!!
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Clueless whuffo question time -- how do you get your gear back down? Do you just hook it to a spare canopy, chuck it over and hope for the best?

I've been trying to figure out the logistics in doing a rock climbing excursion that ends in a jump. Short of having a non-jumper be the lackey to carry all the gear down, I don't see what else you could do other than toss it over. Even the gear for an easy sport climb (harness, a few ropes, small amount of protection) is (afaik) too much to jump with.
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...having a non-jumper be the lackey to carry all the gear down...



That's by far the easiest, and in my experience, most common, method.


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Even the gear for an easy sport climb (harness, a few ropes, small amount of protection) is (afaik) too much to jump with.



In general, all you need to jump with is either the rope or the rack (because if the other guy isn't rapping off, he can jump with the other one). A trad rack is kind of a pain (because of the snag potential, so you need to find a way to cover it), but a rope isn't too bad. The easiest way I've found to hide the rack from snags is to use a backpack type rope bag and put the whole rack in it, then wear it on the front for the jump.
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You can jump with way more then that you woos.



Oh yeah, I'm a total wuss!! B|

it seemed like it would be too much, so I wanted to know if other people thought it was doable. From the replies so far (in this thread and PMs) all signs point to "yeah, you end up a bit like a human armadillo, but as long as you don't need to do serious tracking you'll be okay" (rephrased). :)
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Apex base makes a special rig, the dpx that not only functions as a completely normal base rig but also expands in the back panel so one can carry quite a bit of gear with you. It is an evolutionary offspring of an older Moe Viletto design, then the BR Parapak. The dpx comes in two sizes, I can only speak for the smaller one, but I can easily carry one 60m rope and an entire rack of trad gear, climbing shoes, etc etc.

I guess they do not regularly sell this conatainer (yet?) but should be soon, and it might still be available/made for special requests.

http://www.apexbase.com/portal/commerce.asp?CatId=71&ProdId=ParaPak2

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