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jt512


Mar 22, 2010, 7:54 AM

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Re: [bhp] Full strength haul loops
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bhp wrote:
I'm quite a bit heavier than my climbing partner, so when I'm leading he'll tie into a tree or something with his haul loop, so he doesn't get yanked into the wall during a fall. It allows a more natural stance than anchoring to something behind you with the belay loop.

The purpose of a full-strength haul loop is not so that you can misuse your harness.

The full-strength haul loop is for attaching a second rope. On some routes two ropes may be required for descent, in which case the climbers' lives may depend on the second rope. Thus it needs to be clipped into something stronger than a gear loop. Maybe full strength is overkill, but we're talking a few grams.

Jay


(This post was edited by jt512 on Mar 22, 2010, 8:27 AM)



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