Forums: Climbing Information: General:
8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for General

Premier Sponsor:

 


lilvicks22


May 7, 2013, 7:28 AM
Post #1 of 8 (1547 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 7, 2013
Posts: 15

8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

Can I use an 8mm personal escape rope (often used by firemen as one time emergency rappel/escape rope) to build top rope anchors?

Item in question:

http://www.sterlingrope.com/product/456557/PER080/_/8mm_PER


sonso45


May 7, 2013, 10:58 AM
Post #2 of 8 (1483 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 31, 2002
Posts: 963

Re: [lilvicks22] 8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Sounds fine but any static line will do the same. I use whatever rope I can get to make an anchor. If you have an old dynamic rope use it as an anchor if it is serviceable. A good practice, regardless of rope type, is to protect and pad the rope over sharp edges.

I am a fireman and have never even thought about using an 8mm for any work purpose. I use a smaller nylon line to tie off the bail on the nozzle if I have to search beyond the length of the hose line. I have also used it to lower and raise tools.


(This post was edited by sonso45 on May 7, 2013, 10:59 AM)


Syd


May 7, 2013, 2:23 PM
Post #3 of 8 (1447 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 25, 2012
Posts: 300

Re: [lilvicks22] 8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

lilvicks22 wrote:
Can I use an 8mm personal escape rope (often used by firemen as one time emergency rappel/escape rope) to build top rope anchors?

Item in question:

http://www.sterlingrope.com/product/456557/PER080/_/8mm_PER

I once had a brand new 11mm TR static anchor rope almost cut through on one climb, before I started using rope protectors. I did have a redundant anchor of course.


majid_sabet


May 7, 2013, 3:44 PM
Post #4 of 8 (1436 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 12, 2002
Posts: 8358

Re: [lilvicks22] 8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

lilvicks22 wrote:
Can I use an 8mm personal escape rope (often used by firemen as one time emergency rappel/escape rope) to build top rope anchors?

Item in question:

http://www.sterlingrope.com/product/456557/PER080/_/8mm_PER

you have to add little more friction on the belay device with 8mm rope if you are one of these big bone 240 lbs firefighter


csproul


May 7, 2013, 4:19 PM
Post #5 of 8 (1426 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 4, 2004
Posts: 1768

Re: [majid_sabet] 8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

whooosh


majid_sabet


May 7, 2013, 9:50 PM
Post #6 of 8 (1383 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 12, 2002
Posts: 8358

Re: [csproul] 8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

csproul wrote:
whooosh
do you remember the majid vs angry rap contest way back then in the lab?


bearbreeder


May 7, 2013, 10:43 PM
Post #7 of 8 (1378 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 1, 2009
Posts: 1960

Re: [lilvicks22] 8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

lilvicks22 wrote:
Can I use an 8mm personal escape rope (often used by firemen as one time emergency rappel/escape rope) to build top rope anchors?

Item in question:

http://www.sterlingrope.com/product/456557/PER080/_/8mm_PER

pad it where it goes over edges, build a redundant anchor and youll be fine

Wink


csproul


May 8, 2013, 6:56 AM
Post #8 of 8 (1333 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 4, 2004
Posts: 1768

Re: [majid_sabet] 8mm personal escape rope for top rope anchor making [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

majid_sabet wrote:
csproul wrote:
whooosh
do you remember the majid vs angry rap contest way back then in the lab?
Yeah, I sure do miss Angry. He was funny.


Forums : Climbing Information : General

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$17.06 (10% off)
$3.15 (10% off)
$49.46 (10% off)
$14.36 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook