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How NOT to Haul on El Capitan - Big Wall Tips

Step 1: stay attached to the cliff

Step 2: set up a pulley system

Step 3: grunt when you pull down on the rope

Ok, more helpful tips: Dock the bag on the side of the anchor in the direction of the next pitch. Dock the bag to the tail of the rope using a munter with half hitches to lock it off so you can release the bag even if it wants to swing over. Pull up on the bag strand and down on the loose side to get bags up easier. Add a quickdraw to backup the pulley, especially if you are 100% on the jug line.

The bags were 1.33kn or 299lbf. Ryan put the same max force when pulling.

The anchor saw 3.10kn or 696lbf and not just 598lbf which would be the two sides added up. Why???

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