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jam3s_


Dec 4, 2011, 4:36 AM
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Hello All

Im looking to buy my first lot of climbing gear however am i slightly confused on what sling to buy,

Ive been reading the BMC code of practice for the southern sandstone outcrops which says "use a non-stretch belay rope or sling" however I cant find any such thing as a static sling! I have read about the two different main types of sling material Nylon and dyneema and that dyneema is stronger but far less stretchy. Would a dyneema sling be the best to to use on sandstone?

Thanks
James


healyje


Dec 4, 2011, 5:53 AM
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Don't know about the BMCCOP, but the difference in the amount of stretch in nylon vs dyneema over the length of the amount webbing involved is relatively inconsequential for all practical purposes. In general, I wouldn't sweat details like this. Just get pretty much any nylon or mixed nylon / dyneema slings (and don't bother with the skinny dyneema slings until you are more experienced).


sungam


Dec 5, 2011, 1:24 AM
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Both nylon and dyneema/spectra are fine for southern sandstone. When they say "static sling" the mean not a dynamic rope.

Have fun ^.^


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