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Good safety thread 12-Sep-2013 At 12:30:37 PM singersmith
On 11/09/2013 mikllaw wrote:
>I once pulled a rope down through a fixed sling with moderate drag, I pulled
>about 3m before the rope came down, I assume that the sling melted through.
> I am now cautious about using different rope diameters, put the knot on
>the skiny side to jamb it.

I've done the same thing and blew the anchor. Doing a new route in Indian Creek and we thought that since we were just rapping once that we'd thread a piece of webbing and come back the next day and replace it with a proper anchor. Moderate drag and it was unbelievable how easily the webbing snapped.

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