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Re: I wouldn't use it for climbing

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avatar I wouldn't use it for climbing
July 13, 2014 06:42PM
avatar Re: I wouldn't use it for climbing
July 14, 2014 03:07PM
Maybe it's more suitable for rappelling. wink
avatar Re: I wouldn't use it for climbing
July 19, 2014 09:19AM
It's not suitable for climbing because it's twisted nylon which has too much stretch in it. It's much more appropriate for things like boat anchor lines or aircraft tie-down lines where the stretch factor cushions the shock of wave or wind action.
Re: I wouldn't use it for climbing
July 23, 2014 05:50PM
Climbing ropes are generally dynamic, meaning they stretch. That is what saves your life.
avatar Re: I wouldn't use it for climbing
July 26, 2014 06:18AM
Wickett,
The amount of stretch in braided rope is minor compared to twisted nylon. If you fell using twisted nylon you would end up bouncing up and down several feet several times. Braided climbing rope has just enough stretch in it to cushion a fall without one bouncing all over the side of a rock wall.
Jim
Re: I wouldn't use it for climbing
July 30, 2014 12:11PM
You are correct. I was not insinuating that one should use the above rope, only that the dynamic stretch is what makes free climbing possible. Was tired and it was blunt...
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