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Onlyoriginal


Jul 15, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Is there such a thing that can be used to climb?
Is there a company who makes hemp ropes for rock climbing?


sungam


Jul 15, 2012, 5:10 AM
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Uh, why would you want to?


anthonymason


Jul 15, 2012, 6:58 AM
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There are companies that make hemp rope, mostly for marine use, But SunJam? said it best.


dagibbs


Jul 15, 2012, 9:11 AM
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Onlyoriginal wrote:
Is there such a thing that can be used to climb?
Is there a company who makes hemp ropes for rock climbing?

Hemp rope has very low stretch -- why would you want to use it for climbing?


FalloutMan


Jul 15, 2012, 9:25 AM
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I dont think it would be very smart at all. The tensile strength isnt the same as a real climbing rope and it wont stretch much so taking a lead fall will result in a broken back after all that energy gets transferred straight to your hips instead of being absorbed by the rope.


potreroed


Jul 15, 2012, 10:08 AM
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We stopped using hemp ropes 50 years ago for good reason.


iknowfear


Jul 15, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Onlyoriginal wrote:
Is there such a thing that can be used to climb?
Is there a company who makes hemp ropes for rock climbing?

Even when they did the historic re-enactment in 2001 of the eiger first ascent they cheated by using a hybrid rope (a hemp rope with a kernmantel core).

Why would you want a hemp rope?


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