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Postby Hitoru » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:10 am

So I did the search thing and no postings came up on this hammock type thing. Has anyone here used a portaledge or own one ?

This could be the bomb shelter in the trees for me.

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http://www.sherrilltree.com/Professional-Gear/Hammock_2/Metolius-Bomb-Shelter-Portaledge
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Re: Portaledges

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:39 pm

Considering how much I toss and turn violently when I sleep that looks terrifying



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Re: Portaledges

Postby Hitoru » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:26 pm

I do the same thing, my wife sez I get airborne when I toss and turn.
I would think it might need some type of webbing on the sides.
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Re: Portaledges

Postby Woodsman » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:35 am

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Re: Portaledges

Postby cukros1 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:10 am

Perfect for getting above the crowds under the bridge...How to keep the rope access secure?
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Re: Portaledges

Postby Mikethehack » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:57 pm

I have enough nightmares about being stuck on a ledge, without waking up on one. Aggravated vertigo.
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Re: Portaledges

Postby kilroy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:15 pm

trying to get all fancy now eh? can't sleep hanging in a bivi bag like the rest of us?
when they ask how you feeling
you tell em you feeling like something important died screaming
you tell em you feeling like something even more important arrived breathing
something you should probably try feeding
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Re: Portaledges

Postby nowonmai » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:11 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:Considering how much I toss and turn violently when I sleep that looks terrifying
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Re: Portaledges

Postby Woodsman » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:12 pm

I have used my mosquito hammock over a ~400' cliff before. Sleeping in hammocks is awesome. Just make sure those branches will hold you and don't flex too much. If one side comes loose it will be a scary pain in the ass, but it would probably be fun too. :-)
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Re: Portaledges

Postby marie-angelique » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:30 pm

big wall climbers sleep with their climbing harness on and clipped into the anchor in theirs.
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Re: Portaledges

Postby Caliban » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:57 am




Thats all well and good until you wake in the night dying for a piss and forget where you are.... Or you sleep walk

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Re: Portaledges

Postby rickshaw92 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:29 pm

Thats a trippy kinda photo. I couldeni imagine doing something like that, muchless sleep hanging from a cliff.
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Re: Portaledges

Postby Woodsman » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:07 pm

Great view in the morning though. Great sounds too. So long as the weather holds. Mountain weather: unpredictable. = fun.
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