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Rock Climbing : Comments

Comments by dbrayack (4)

Article: Photography of Tim Kemple
Nice man, pretty sweet looking through your stuff. You like the 85mm Tilt Shift? Kinda rad....

Article: The Zephyr: 10.3mm of Wholesome Petzl Rope
5 out of 5 stars I liked it...other than "feeling like a cable", it was good...though it didn't clip or feed like a cable.

Article: Mad Science: the Making of Modular Climbing Holds
5 out of 5 stars I've lost a good bit of brain cells doing that...every wonder why I have that nervous tick and my expression goes blank every now and then? Yah too much time with the Fiberglass...

Article: Sterling Nano Editorial Review
5 out of 5 stars I liked the rope myself, though I'm on a pretty strict budget, so I'll be sticking to whatever I can find as bouty for a while.

As far as the Gri Gri is concerned, if I figuratively let go (put a loop of slack between my hand and device), on body weight, it creeps through the Gri-Gri ever so slightly.

But remember, the locking force of a Gri-Gri is proportional to frictional force which is proportional to load: On a hard catch, the rope will definitley lock hard.

Strength is proportional to cross-sectional area. Since the rope is so Skinny, I'm curious if there have been any (gri-gri cut) lab tests with high loads on a 10.2mm and small ropes such as the 9.2.

Feeding was da-bomb, it slide through the Gri-Gri like a hot knife through 4mm spectra.