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alextaylor116


Dec 5, 2012, 8:15 AM
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Dec 5, 2012, 8:23 AM
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Re: [alextaylor116] Is this rope strong enough for top rope anchors? [In reply to]
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alextaylor116 wrote:
Here is the link to the rope: http://www.lowes.com/pd_349271-67782-P32C16100BK_0__?productId=3502840&Ntt=rope+100%27&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Drope%2B100%2527&facetInfo=

It is sold at lowes and 396 pounds is it's working load limit. Keep in mind that if I use this I will not allow anyone over 250 pounds to climb on anchors set with it.

I'm just not sure if this is safe, or strong enough to use. If I got this I would always be setting up two anchors with it to provide redundancy.

The reason I would like to use this is it is very cheap and I will need a lot of whatever I get for anchors as where I climb the trees can be far from the cliff edge.

No. You absolutely need a rope that is properly rated for recreational climbing use. You need to buy this from a retailer that specializes in outdoor equipment, not Lowes. Try http://www.gearexpress.biz/...p;Category_Code=SRST for short cuts of static rope.


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Definitely not safe for climbing use.

You could also use this for long top rope anchors.

http://www.gearexpress.biz/...Product_Code=5308BLK

No amount of money saved is worth the cost of your life. Do it right and do it safe.


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alextaylor116 wrote:
Here is the link to the rope: www.lowes.com/...

It is sold at lowes and 396 pounds is it's working load limit. Keep in mind that if I use this I will not allow anyone over 250 pounds to climb on anchors set with it.

I'm just not sure if this is safe, or strong enough to use. If I got this I would always be setting up two anchors with it to provide redundancy.

The reason I would like to use this is it is very cheap and I will need a lot of whatever I get for anchors as where I climb the trees can be far from the cliff edge.
Reiterating others - no, it is not strong enough and not at all safe.

Besides learning to not buy climbing equipment from hardware stores (yes, there are some exceptions which we won't go into here), you also really need to learn some of the basic physics of climbing.
Snap quiz: how much force is exerted on the anchor by a 250lb climber hanging on the rope, held by a belayer in a sling-shot configuration (belayer on ground, rope goes up to anchor biners then down to hanging climber)?


For starters, pick up the book Rock Climbing Anchors by John Long. Read it then get hands-on instruction from someone who knows what they're doing, like a guide. Paying for this instruction is far cheaper than hospital bills or funeral costs.


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Marc took the words out of my mouth. The cost of 100' of 1" tubular webbing will be slightly higher than the cost of the linked Lowes rope, and exceedingly cheaper than a hospital bill or pine box. Static cord is more durable, but webbing can be pretty durable so long as you're taking care to pad sharp edges. For that, you can use anything from a cheap towel, free carpet samples, etc.

Based upon your other posts, I'm willing to believe you're a new, enthusiastic climber trying to get started on a budget rather than a troll. If you don't know enough not to use hardware store cord, you don't know enough to rig anchors. Do yourself a favor and seek out more experienced climbers or formal instruction.


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Deleting your post because you don't like the answer is bad form dudebrah.


EdBustamante


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these ropes you speek of are not intented for the support of any human or overhead lifting and are marked as such on a warning tag.


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Dec 6, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Only buy rope for climbing Don't be cheap by trying anything else trust me


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Something to think about on your way to the ground and your possible death. Crap - I'm about to die because I tried to save a few bucks. Done correctly climbing has a pretty acceptable risk factor - done any other way - not so much.


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