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Gdog42


Apr 24, 2013, 3:33 PM
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Cord Strength?
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I recently bought a 5m length of pre-cut cord so I can use it specifically for prusiks/autoblocks. I will not be using it for anchors (I prefer slings for that!)

The diameter is 7mm, which I know is suitable for this purpose but the strength rating is 9.8 kN

I've previously used cords for multiple purposes that are stronger than this (10-12 kN range), but since falling with a prusik on the rope wouldn't result in a high-impact force, do you think 9.8 kN should be ok if this is all I'm using it for?


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redlude97


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form a loop and it doubles the strength minus the knot. Its fine. 6mm is fine.


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Gdog42 wrote:
I recently bought a 5m length of pre-cut cord so I can use it specifically for prusiks/autoblocks. I will not be using it for anchors (I prefer slings for that!)

The diameter is 7mm, which I know is suitable for this purpose but the strength rating is 9.8 kN

I've previously used cords for multiple purposes that are stronger than this (10-12 kN range), but since falling with a prusik on the rope wouldn't result in a high-impact force, do you think 9.8 kN should be ok if this is all I'm using it for?

If your just using it for a prusik (rope grab) then weight isn't as important as size. You'll want a cord size that is around 3mm smaller than the cord/rope your using it on. The larger difference in size the less raps you'll need for it to be efficient.

BTW, 7mm cord is plenty strong enough for anchors especially when looped which doubles it's strength minus the loss for the knot.


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