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Squib

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D4 and Alpine Double D4 Reviews from El Cap
« on: November 11, 2019, 11:25:52 AM »
Hello all,

Here are a couple of reviews I wrote after two adventures up El Cap in the spring season, 2019. I first used the D4 on Triple Direct and the Alpine Double D4 on Salathe. I'll attach them as Word documents, but if that's not cricket, let me know and I'll copy and paste them (or whatever is the correct way).

As a post review note, with the Alpine D4, I sent these reviews to John M and subsequently, the D4 team, made adjustments to the design of the Alpine D4, so the problems I encountered with joining the last curved poles and the taco'ing that followed has, by all accounts, now been rectified.

Happy Big Walling people.....
Squib

ps here's one photo from Long Ledge on the Salathe mission. I'll post some more when I find them
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 11:37:39 AM by Squib »

Deuce

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Re: D4 and Alpine Double D4 Reviews from El Cap
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 01:26:41 PM »
Awesome Squibb--my hero!  Thanks for posting those, they are really good feedback for both design and for use.

Hope I don't miss any of your legendary parties next time you have one in Australia!

Cheers