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Re: Ropeclimber intro
Oh, it's just a silly secret talent. You know how people have crazy weird stuff they can do, like tie a cherry stem in a knot with their tongue, or whatever. Mine is climbing rope. I can get to the top of a 15 ft rope in 2 pulls. I can climb legless, upside down, two ropes at a time, etc.
Not a very marketable skill, if you ask me, but I figure it'll come in handy if I ever need to retrieve a halyard.
Actually a HIGHLY marketable skill when a halyard zips to the top of the mast by accident!
.. sounds like any work aloft isn't going to give you the heeby jeebies..
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