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No Cave for Old Rope

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

By: Philip Rykwalder

livetocave@hotmail.com

At the PMI factory I was 600 feet of satiny and newly minted 11mm nylon rope. Wound up all nice and neat on the spool; white with two tracers. One red, one black. Easy Bend. And, as far as ropes go, I’ve had a remarkably full life, I’d say at least. Been to Mexico and back more than a few times when cavers slung me down Hoya de las Guaguas as bees swarmed around and later on in Golondrinas they tied on another rope and down into the mossy darkness I went. Lowered slowly and carefully down the whole way and came to rest on the soft, green guano floor over a thousand feet down. (more…)


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