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OhioClimber20


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I found a really good sale on paracord, im new to the whole climbing thing and didnt know if it was good for lead climbing and top rope. Could someone help me out please? It comes with the diameter of 5/32-Inches.


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OhioClimber20 wrote:
I found a really good sale on paracord, im new to the whole climbing thing and didnt know if it was good for lead climbing and top rope. Could someone help me out please? It comes with the diameter of 5/32-Inches.

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Excuse me? I just asked a question, don't need to be snotted at.


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He just posted something so he can keep track of the thread... via "send e-mail notification on reply" don't think he ment to be rude.


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I can think of two uses. If you're trying to sling very thin flake for aid climbing, it might work for a body weight placement. I've used 4mm perlon for that task.

The other use would be for tieing through the eyes of stacked pitons together so you don't loose them if your placement blows.

Asside from that, shoe laces and guying out a tent are the only uses for para cord.


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tolman_paul wrote:
I can think of two uses. If you're trying to sling very thin flake for aid climbing, it might work for a body weight placement. I've used 4mm perlon for that task.

The other use would be for tieing through the eyes of stacked pitons together so you don't loose them if your placement blows.

Asside from that, shoe laces and guying out a tent are the only uses for para cord.
So using it as a belaying cord is not safe at all?


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OhioClimber20 wrote:
tolman_paul wrote:
I can think of two uses. If you're trying to sling very thin flake for aid climbing, it might work for a body weight placement. I've used 4mm perlon for that task.

The other use would be for tieing through the eyes of stacked pitons together so you don't loose them if your placement blows.

Asside from that, shoe laces and guying out a tent are the only uses for para cord.
So using it as a belaying cord is not safe at all?

What is it with climbers from Ohio and Maryland lately?


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drake371 wrote:
He just posted something so he can keep track of the thread... via "send e-mail notification on reply" don't think he ment to be rude.

nah saving it so he can't delete it when he finds out he asked something not so brilliant.


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welp learn something new everyday... I wasn't going to touch topic personally


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drake371 wrote:
welp learn something new everyday... I wasn't going to touch topic personally

yea... gumbies who think they can use any old string to save their life tend to chicken out and delete and pretend it never happened.


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didn't realize that happened here, not a surprise really...at least it shouldn't be to me...I figure this would be put in the beginner section...or at least remember if its not rated for "climbing" don't use it... but I could be wrong so I kept my shut, my experience is based on wilderness rescue operation class and the one or two mission I want on and all the rap i did in the corps...which doesn't mean much


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*giggle*


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drake371 wrote:
didn't realize that happened here, not a surprise really...at least it shouldn't be to me...I figure this would be put in the beginner section...or at least remember if its not rated for "climbing" don't use it... but I could be wrong so I kept my shut, my experience is based on wilderness rescue operation class and the one or two mission I want on and all the rap i did in the corps...which doesn't mean much

nope, you go climb with a climbing rope. You rig tents, tarps, etc with paracord. you'd think it was simple but every few months someone wants to be cheap with a nylon rope from home depot or some thing they found in a shed etc.


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in the Marine Corps we call it 550 cord, being the load rating in lbs. It has many many uses but climbing safety equipment should NOT be one of them. Even on a top rope fall an average weight climber can exceed that thresh hold, and not to mention there is not a single belay device that could generate a remotely significant amount of friction to arrest a fall. Simply put, buy climbing gear for climbing, and only from reputable retailers.


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johnwesely wrote:
OhioClimber20 wrote:
tolman_paul wrote:
I can think of two uses. If you're trying to sling very thin flake for aid climbing, it might work for a body weight placement. I've used 4mm perlon for that task.

The other use would be for tieing through the eyes of stacked pitons together so you don't loose them if your placement blows.

Asside from that, shoe laces and guying out a tent are the only uses for para cord.
So using it as a belaying cord is not safe at all?

What is it with climbers from Ohio and Maryland lately?

Ohio is the new Pennsylvania.

Jay


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jakedatc wrote:
nah saving it so he can't delete it when he finds out he asked something not so brilliant fucking moronic.
Fixed that.
To the OP: this is a troll, right? I mean, no one could possibly be either that clueless or that much of an idiot, could they?


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marc801 wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
nah saving it so he can't delete it when he finds out he asked something not so brilliant fucking moronic.
Fixed that.
To the OP: this is a troll, right? I mean, no one could possibly be either that clueless or that much of an idiot, could they?

No, not anybody on rockclimbing.com.


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tolman_paul wrote:

The other use would be for tieing through the eyes of stacked pitons together so you don't loose them if your placement blows.
Good suggestion. The OP sounds just like the type of guy that needs to know how to tie hero loops and stack pins. So the real question, whats harder, old wave A3+ or new wave A4?


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jt512 wrote:
marc801 wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
nah saving it so he can't delete it when he finds out he asked something not so brilliant fucking moronic.
Fixed that.
To the OP: this is a troll, right? I mean, no one could possibly be either that clueless or that much of an idiot, could they?

No, not anybody on rockclimbing.com.
It's a wonder they make it through the captchas[sp?].


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A related question:

We just got new sheets for the bed. The old ones are still in OK shape so I hate to throw them out. And new parachutes are just so darned EXPENSIVE. Anyway, I'm going skydiving with a friend next week and I was just wondering if I could use the old bed sheets as a parachute. Like I said, they're still in pretty good condition.


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gunkiemike wrote:
A related question:

We just got new sheets for the bed. The old ones are still in OK shape so I hate to throw them out. And new parachutes are just so darned EXPENSIVE. Anyway, I'm going skydiving with a friend next week and I was just wondering if I could use the old bed sheets as a parachute. Like I said, they're still in pretty good condition.

saveSmile

edit to add a smiley face.


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USnavy wrote:
tolman_paul wrote:

The other use would be for tieing through the eyes of stacked pitons together so you don't loose them if your placement blows.
Good suggestion. The OP sounds just like the type of guy that needs to know how to tie hero loops and stack pins. So the real question, whats harder, old wave A3+ or new wave A4?

Seeing as new wave A4 is harder than old wave A5, that doesn't seem like a very difficult question to answer.


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johnwesely wrote:
USnavy wrote:
tolman_paul wrote:

The other use would be for tieing through the eyes of stacked pitons together so you don't loose them if your placement blows.
Good suggestion. The OP sounds just like the type of guy that needs to know how to tie hero loops and stack pins. So the real question, whats harder, old wave A3+ or new wave A4?

Seeing as new wave A4 is harder than old wave A5, that doesn't seem like a very difficult question to answer.
I heard that new wave A2+ is harder then new wave A4.


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OhioClimber20 wrote:
I found a really good sale on paracord, im new to the whole climbing thing and didnt know if it was good for lead climbing and top rope. Could someone help me out please? It comes with the diameter of 5/32-Inches.

From your profile pic, you look pretty young, so I'll spare you the sarcasm. 5/32 is about the width of a shoelace. Granted, 550 cord is much stronger than the average shoelace, but still, no, you cannot use it for tying in and climbing. There's a 100% chance you'll hit the ground the first time you weight it. Even assuming it doesn't break, your belayer will be unable to hold it. If you want a rope for climbing, you have to bite the bullet and buy a climbing rope.


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sungam wrote:
I heard that new wave A2+ is harder then new wave A4.
Huh? Are you drunk posting again?

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