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Aug 22, 2012
Title says it all... Matt Hasenohr
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Aug 22, 2012
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I'm sure others can validate the reasoning more, but is any of your other gear 5m? My cordellette is 7mm, prussics 7mm etc etc.

I personally would want the thickest cord I can get through the holes, which btw is usually bigger than you think.

I wish I would remember what I relung my old Chouinard's with, but I believe I went with 6mm.

BUT that of course is just my opinion and it looks like people do 5mm

savasyn.net/weekend/Climb/howt...
supertopo.com/climbing/thread....
rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum...

Viewing the websites it seems not necessarily the thickness, but more the material you are using and its corresponding thickness.

Sorry for the tangets, but typing and thinking as I go.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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Aug 22, 2012
Makes sense. Can't wait to cuss up a storm trying to get 6 or 7mm cord in the holes. Matt Hasenohr
Joined Nov 22, 2010
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Aug 22, 2012
Bocan
haha right! I wasn't comfortable with the thin cord so I went with thicker accesory, but probably the most bang for the buck is to look into the different materials and go from there. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
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Aug 22, 2012
Definitely. Thanks for the help! Matt Hasenohr
Joined Nov 22, 2010
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Aug 25, 2012
Chips and Salsa
rei.com/product/782828/bluewat...

This. I will save you the time. I just used this after some good researching. It is stronger than the 7mm cord your going to try and stuff through there. Just make sure you use a triple fishermans. Ask someone who knows how to tie one to check them before you use them. It took me 2 packs to get enough to sling my whole set of hexes with some decent lengths.
Tom Lausch
From Madison WI
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Aug 26, 2012
Sugarite
This thread will help --- mountainproject.com/v/question... ---- Michael Roadie
Joined Jul 11, 2011
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Aug 26, 2012
Matt Hasenohr wrote:
Title says it all...


I am a fan of the 5.5 mm tech cord from NewEgland rope
I used it for my hexes and it has been just fine
Knot free tensile strenght is 5,150 lbs

neropes.com/product.aspx?mid=F...
Jeff J
From Bozeman
Joined Sep 15, 2010
108 points
Aug 26, 2012
That NE tech cord sounds bada$$-- thanks for posting up about that stuff. I might try and score some for my second cordelette. Wannabe
Joined Nov 22, 2010
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Sep 20, 2012
I drilled out the holes, and carefully deburred the edges, so I could resling them with 7mm. I can't recall off the top of my head, but I think it was a 5/16" hss bit. Though I guess a 7mm bit would work alright. Maybe the spectra is better, but this was easy. John Husky
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