Borderline Rappel Beta

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sherri
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Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by sherri » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:39 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to rappel from the top of P6 of Borderline with a single 60m rope, and if so, which stations you would use?

I've rapped from the top of Blazing Saddles with a single 60m but it doesn't appear from the topo that the raps from the top of Borderline would follow the same path back to the Terrace.

Thanks in advance if you are able to offer any info!

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Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by hans » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:21 pm

I'm pretty sure that you can't.

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Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by sherri » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:58 pm

Thanks, Hans. I was afraid that might be the case.
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Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by woeisme » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:43 am

According to this posting some claim they have rapped the route: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/borderline/106232309

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Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by sherri » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:05 am

Thanks, Woeisme.

I saw that they mentioned managing to rap from P3, but it's not sounding like getting down from the upper pitches is possible without two ropes.
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Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by Kyle » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:17 am

After the last pitch on borderline, you can traverse over to Angels Crest and finish as for the 5.6 pitch. There is a rap off of a tree with tat into the north gully. This will take you down three more raps before you get down. All you need is a 60m but be carefull of loose rock. The better option is to go up Angels into High Plains Drifter. What a day. I do believe the 5.6 pitch is well above the falcon closure. I'm not certain.

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Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by sherri » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:23 pm

Thanks, Kyle!
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Re: Borderline Rappel Beta

Post by tsouth » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:51 pm

I had to rap a few years ago into the north gully from angel's crest due to a thunder storm and would not recommend it unless you absolutely have to. It's not awesome. Nearly all the raps we had rocks and things coming with the ropes each time we pulled them.

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