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fx101


Sep 16, 2013, 3:08 PM
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So when I went to school I had a rope that I left at my folk's place in the basement. It's been in a dark, dry place the whole time and I've climbed on it maybe 10-15 times (no falls on it, just typical sport raps).

I've inspected it thoroughly and the sheathe and core seem fine. I've bounce tested it and it still has stretch to it. So I'm wondering... would you lead with it?


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So when I went to school I had a rope that I left at my folk's place in the basement. It's been in a dark, dry place the whole time and I've climbed on it maybe 10-15 times (no falls on it, just typical sport raps).

I've inspected it thoroughly and the sheathe and core seem fine. I've bounce tested it and it still has stretch to it. So I'm wondering... would you lead with it?
Its fine you're goodto go.

By the way what is a 'sport rap'? Rapping from bolts instead of naturalor mechanical anchor?


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Its fine you're goodto go.

By the way what is a 'sport rap'? Rapping from bolts instead of naturalor mechanical anchor?

Haha I now realize that was vague. Basically I meant rapping from smooth rap rings and bolts on overhanging climbs (no rope abrasion on the rock).

Not concerned about UV since the sheath is colorful and in from-the-store shape so it'll probably be good to go I guess. I'll give it a few lead falls in the gym and it it feels alright I'll go with it.


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Good to go. I'd lead on it.


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fx101 wrote:
So when I went to school I had a rope that I left at my folk's place in the basement. It's been in a dark, dry place the whole time and I've climbed on it maybe 10-15 times (no falls on it, just typical sport raps).

I've inspected it thoroughly and the sheathe and core seem fine. I've bounce tested it and it still has stretch to it. So I'm wondering... would you lead with it?

It's perfectly fine. Beal recommends a maximum of 10 years of storage and an additional 5 years of use for a total maximum life of 15 years, and I guarantee that they are being conservative.


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