Tylorean Traverse Carstensz Pyramid

One of the most used methods in the world of mountain climbing, caving and various outdoor or outdoor activities is tyrolean traverse. Tyrolean traverse is a method of crossing free space between two high points on a rope without a hanging cart or other similar things. It was first made in 1995 by  Adventures Consultant.

In climbing Carstensz Pyramid Papua, the tyrolean traverse method is an amazing part that must be passed by climbers before stepping their foot on top of the Carstensz Pyramid. In the Carstensz Pyramid, the tyrolean traverse is also commonly called as Burma Bridge or the locals called it as jembatan kandang babi. 

Carstensz Pyramid’s tyrolean traverse ranged about 50m and 500m deep. The tyrolean traverse in Carstensz Pyramid that being used now by climbers to cross are consist of three ropes (labrang cables). It is tied using anchor between two-points for right and left-hand holders along with one rope for a foothold. Before, they only use a piece of rope and climbers need to pull themselves across while hanging on to the rope.

Today, to pass the tyrolean traverse Carstensz Pyramid climbers must pay attention to the rope before climbing. If the climbing is done during snowy weather, the rope or cable will be covered in ice. When the climber does not notice, there is a chance of being slipped while they cross the tyrolean traverse. Furthermore, the climber must also pay attention to the safety harness (carabiner), whether it has been installed properly. Another thing that is also necessary to be paid attention to is the direction of the wind and wind speed. When the climbers passing through during strong winds, the tyrolean traverse will move by itself. The last and most important thing for climbers who will pass the traverse tyrolean is that they need to be mentally strong.

Burma Bridge Carstensz Pyramid

Crossing the 15 meters wide and 20 meters deep gap to reach the top of Carstensz Pyramid was hard. In 2015, to make climbers cross easily, the three-point wire bridge (also known as Burma Bridge) was installed. Now, climbers can easily cross the bridge for only 1-3 minutes. This Three Points Wire Bridge installed in 2015. Gives a better tension, stabilization, and more durability in facing weather condition.