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What happened to double ropes? 26-Jun-2018 At 4:06:36 PM mikllaw
I started in the dark ages and most things at Araps were done on double ropes. The extra safety appealed to those of us with a fear of dying. The last time I was at Araps I saw just one other party using doubles.

My private theory is that a single running through poor wires will rip them out one at a time (higher impact force on a single rope, and loading one at a time) while doubles will offer lower impact force (and slip a bit more easily thru the belay) AND be spread over 2 wires.

Once I'm on ironstone cutty death in the Blue Mountains I almost always use doubles, sometimes 10 mm x 2, and have horrendous weight and drag

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