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#57458 - 05/15/11 04:21 PM Re: Rethinking the Girth Hitch?? [Re: rg@ofmc]
stoopid Offline

Registered: 10/09/08
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Loc: West Sand Lake, NY
Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
Whenever these discussions come up, it is always mentioned that you shouldn't be taking high fall factor falls on a tether anyway, and doing so constitutes pilot error rather than a failure of a protection system never intended for such eventualities. The fact remains that there are situations in which a climber might have to make a move or two above an anchor they are tethered to. The pilot-error position says that those are "leader must not fall" conditions and the climber should view themselves as being unprotected.

Never a truer statement posted. Climbers push their gear much further than can be reasonably expected. The fact there aren't more incidents, I think, is an indication of how well the gear is holding up, not how poorly it performs because of isolated incidents.

#71265 - 04/04/14 09:59 AM Re: Rethinking the Girth Hitch?? [Re: rg@ofmc]
oenophore Offline
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A thread deviation perhaps: What Chip calls spectra* and RG calls dyneema* are the same stuff.

*These, being trademarked, properly have their first letters uppercased, but I directly quote the above authors.

#71274 - 04/07/14 02:43 PM Re: Rethinking the Girth Hitch?? [Re: oenophore]
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Thanks for the gentle correction, Oeno.

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