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Apr 24, 2013, 3:33 PM

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Cord Strength?
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I recently bought a 5m length of pre-cut cord so I can use it specifically for prusiks/autoblocks. I will not be using it for anchors (I prefer slings for that!)

The diameter is 7mm, which I know is suitable for this purpose but the strength rating is 9.8 kN

I've previously used cords for multiple purposes that are stronger than this (10-12 kN range), but since falling with a prusik on the rope wouldn't result in a high-impact force, do you think 9.8 kN should be ok if this is all I'm using it for?

(This post was edited by Gdog42 on Apr 24, 2013, 3:36 PM)

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