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Questions answered in all climbing areas, including traditional, sport, aid climbing and multi-pitch guiding. Beta on Arizona climbing areas such as Mount Lemmon, Cochise Stronghold and Phoenix.

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Jeff Fassett is the director of the Rocky Mountain Climbing School and an AMGA Certified rock instructor.


American Mountain Guides Association.


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Recent Answers from Jeff Fassett

2010-03-09 Top-rope anchors:

Jack,    I will answer this assuming you have experience setting up top rope climbs. The answer is yes. Generally speaking 1" webbing is static and really no different than using a static rope, however

2009-06-17 sport practices:

Gerry,    The problem people have with lowering off the chains is really the ware and on the chains, not the rope. Top roping or lowering off routes is simply hard on your rope, there's very little you

2009-04-10 Number of new routes:

Jake,    That's hard to say, however, here in the Tucson there have been at least a few hundred new routes put up over the past five years.  You could go to and post the same question

2009-03-30 Climbing:

Craig,    The angle is insignificant. The length of a pitch is not determined by the length of the rope or angle of the terrain, rather, the pitch might be determined by the best place to belay. Moreover

2008-08-25 Cochise Stonghold:

Joe,    Yeah, lot's of new routes going in on the Sheepshead in that range, however, not completely bolted. The out of towners dome would be good, there are several lines in the 5.9 range that are mostly


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