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kevinwaldock


Jan 28, 2002, 9:51 AM
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When top roping off of trees, using another rope, should the top rope be static or dynamic?? and what is the right thickness??
thanks for your help in advance.


hangerlessbolt


Jan 28, 2002, 10:53 AM
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My suggestion and what I commonly used for TR setups is:

50' static line...10-11 mm

25' of tubular webbing...1"

Slide the rope through webbing until the webbing is centered on the rope. Tie the two loose ends of the rope to a strong tree, rock, anything that you feel comfortable will
remain in place upon the weight of a fall...
Then tie a figure 8 on a bite in the center. Attach two lockers or non-locking biners with their gates opposite and opposed.
Check your rope for damage after every use, by sliding it out of the webbing.
The webbing just helps reduce the amount of wear and tear on your rope.

These are my suggestions with the understanding that I am not an expert in the matter. I just happen to climb a lot and have for a long time.




madscientist


Jan 28, 2002, 11:36 AM
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The advice above is good advice. The only thing I would add is do not make it a practice to use dynamic rope as a toprope anchor. You will find top rope falls to be much longer than expected, and that your anchor rope will wear out very quickly.


theamish


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If I understand your question correctly, you are using one rope for a sling and linking your climbing rope to it as your top rope ?
There are to many variables left out of your question. Are you slinging to more than one tree (I hope). Anyway not knowing your setup it's hard to answer your question. Myself I would always use redundant protection and as far as using rope I'd like 9mm or up, even though a cordelette is only 7mm. A dynamic rope will of course give you a little stretch if your using a lot of it but using it as anchor, it's probably not enough to notice. A static line, of course, won't stretch. As for myself dynamic vs. static is a toss up when using it for an anchor only. My first choice would be a sling. whatever your using just don't slide a rope through a rope or a sling.


beyond_gravity


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why would you want to set up a staic line outdoors?


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Using the static line for the anchor...using dynamic to tie into.


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