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Half ropes at gyms 21-Jun-2022 At 6:24:27 PM One Day Hero
On 20-Jun-2022 southcol wrote:
>as already mentioned, twin ropes are generally >designed for clipping both
>into a single biner/gear.

Discussion of how to use twin ropes is far more common than twin ropes. They're only (maybe) used by the hypoxic crowd for trudging up glorified ski slopes. Never seen them at an Australian crag.

>Half ropes are designed for clipping alternate
>pieces of gear. in a gym clipping both half ropes >to one biner is probably

What would be the training benefit of that though?

>but its a poor habit to get into for trad and the spacing of bolts
>on sport routes is not conducive to alternate clipping.

What now? Apparently you've never seen Wendy use double ropes to clip 30 bits of gear on a 12m pitch.

>The reason for alternate clipping half ropes is impact force...look that

Given that plenty of modern 9mm ropes are rated for all methods of clipping, I tend not to worry about using doubles as twins on straight pitches.

It's good to practice if you can. I never understood how a sewing machine works till I started fuching up with double ropes.

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