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the_leech


May 28, 2008, 9:45 PM
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jay590 wrote:
my dad has a 20 yr old harness... what should i do?

Here's a thought...

Don't climb with your dad until he gets a new harness.


stymingersfink


May 28, 2008, 10:52 PM
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I like your work, the_leech... I really think you should work on your PC++. (thereby providing us with more of your little gems) Smile


Hezekiel


Jul 11, 2012, 2:42 AM
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Just a noob freaking out or should I retire? And if it's ok should i cut the end? Or does it really matter? =)




edge


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Hezekiel wrote:
Just a noob freaking out or should I retire? And if it's ok should i cut the end? Or does it really matter? =)



So a piece of rope walks into a bar and grabs a seat. The bartender yells, "Hey, are you a piece of rope? We don't serve your kind here."

The rope walks outside, tussles up his end, and coils himself into a loop. He then walks back into the bar.

The bartender yells again, "Hey aren't you that piece of rope that I just threw out?"

To which the rope replies, "Nope. I'm a frayed knot."

Click me!

The moral of this story is: It's fine. Maybe heat up a knife to sear the ends a little bit to tidy it up. I wouldn't use a lighter directly on it.


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Hezekiel


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Thanks. I thought so. Just wanted to make sure and didn't want to drop my partner =)


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I hate discovering something is a thread revival by coming across stymingersfink in them... It always freaks me out.

:-(


billcoe_


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macblaze wrote:
I hate discovering something is a thread revival by coming across stymingersfink in them... It always freaks me out.

:-(

Yeah, I figured it out when I saw my own post:-) I'd reply different now based on what I know. I'd say to the first guy, if there was even 1/10000 of a chance you got battery acid on your harness toss it out. That includes sitting it down on the paved road next to your car when coming back from climbing (as we have seen a new rope fail (ie, part into 2 pieces and climber hit the deck) in a gym lead fall later lab tested to have sulfuric acid contamination and that's all the rope owner could think of, that he'd sat it by the road coming back form climbing outside ONE TIME).

If the last guy who parked in that spot you sat your rope/harness/sling pulled his battery out of the car or just had some of the crust off this battery terminal fall off onto the ground, then just toss your ____insert soft good here) .

The sulfuric acid will make stuff look frayed but it's invisible.

So pay close attention to your soft goods. Use rope bags, keep yer harness in a pack at all times unless wearing it.

In my mind, I fully believe (with no other evident to the contrary) the Skinner harness was undoubtedly contaminated with sulfuric acid. Todd was quite handy and that POS VW van he trucked around in would have been a natural thing.

2nd harness, same thing applies: but it LOOKS like thats just a thread left over from the Mfg process.

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