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matzarelli


Oct 11, 2013, 4:05 PM
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Using Cord to extend pro instead of Webbing
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I was dabbling in the idea of extending protection with tech cord or accessory cord instead of nylon or dyneema slings. It seems a little more convienient and practical to be able to tie any length of extension needed then just hook it to the pro placed with a carabiner over packing a shoulder load of sewn webbing. I haven't been able to find any lit. on the subject, so I'm looking for any thoughts or beta on the subject.


marc801


Oct 11, 2013, 5:24 PM
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I was dabbling in the idea of extending protection with tech cord or accessory cord instead of nylon or dyneema slings. It seems a little more convienient and practical to be able to tie any length of extension needed then just hook it to the pro placed with a carabiner over packing a shoulder load of sewn webbing. I haven't been able to find any lit. on the subject, so I'm looking for any thoughts or beta on the subject.
It'll work - but it adds complexity and time with tying knots and all. That is, if anyone still wants to climb with you while you spend 5 minutes on each piece. Guess what climbers carried before webbing? Yep. Slings made of 3/8" goldline cord. Webbing was quickly adopted when it became available because of the decrease in bulk. But getting a custom length for each piece by tying knots in cord? Pointless.

Keep it simple.


dindolino32


Oct 16, 2013, 7:44 AM
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you can tie webbing. it doesnt have to be sewn. also, ive used cord before but it definitely digs in to your skin on your shoulder more which hurts by the end of pitch 10. it is nice to have the option to thread cord through a small hole in rock sometimes, but thats not as common of a need.


stagg54


Oct 17, 2013, 3:40 AM
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try this in the gym:

Get in a strenuous position. Hang on with one hand and try to tie a chunk of chord into a loop using just the other hand.

that should answer your question.


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