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Cordelette - How do you carry yours?


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zimick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

Ok.... Just wanted to survey folks and see what methods/solutions everybody has come up with to carry a cordelette... somebody has to have the "trick" no muss, no fuss way!

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,283

Doubled, redoubled, then tied into an overhand figure 8. If it is too long, I add a twist to the 8.
It is about the size of a plastic soda bottle that way and takes ~10 seconds to do and less to undo.

Said Parirokh · · Redlands, Ca · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 660

Cargo Pockets in your pants. Great for route topos, cliff bars and P&S cameras too.

I recently did Steck-Salathe, the offwidth monster with all that crap in my pockets and did not find it a hinderance.

Ed Wright · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2006 · Points: 285

I have been climbing for 45 years and have never carried a cordelette.

Crossing · · Breinigsville, PA · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 1,242

When I carry mine, I coil it around my hand then wrap the remaining loop around the coil a few times and thread it through an individual strand of the coil and clip it. This pic might show it better.

A dingus with 2 cordelettes

Kenan · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 1,246
Tony B wrote:Doubled, redoubled, then tied into an overhand figure 8. If it is too long, I add a twist to the 8. It is about the size of a plastic soda bottle that way and takes ~10 seconds to do and less to undo.
+1

Compact, easy to tie and untie
csproul · · Davis, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 330

Basically I coil it just like you'd butterfly coil a rope...except much smaller obviously.

Jim Titt · · Germany · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 490
Victoria Alexanders wrote:I don't bring cordilette anymore. Instead I bring two tripple length slings.
Cut up to form two triple-length slings which I leave at home.
Derek W · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 20
Tony B wrote:Doubled, redoubled, then tied into an overhand figure 8. If it is too long, I add a twist to the 8. It is about the size of a plastic soda bottle that way and takes ~10 seconds to do and less to undo.
+1
Charlie S · · Ogden, UT · Joined Aug 2007 · Points: 1,779

Take it from a double to a triple loop, hold both ends, twist several times, bend at the halfway point and it'll twist about its own axis. Rack on a biner.

Larry S · · Easton, PA · Joined May 2010 · Points: 840

I do what crossing described... start at the ends/knot wrap it loosely around my hand (flat with fingers spread) to make a ball the size of a small nerf football, when there's about 2' left to go, i do a couple wraps perpendicular to the first wraps, then tuck the tail through a few strands from each side of the first wraps and hang it from the tail loop. It's quick easy and secure, you don't have to fight to get a bunch of strands on one biner. When you need it, pop the tail free and drop the rest and it uncoils itself.

B.S. Luther · · Yorba Linda, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 65
Crossing wrote:When I carry mine, I coil it around my hand then wrap the remaining loop around the coil a few times and thread it through an individual strand of the coil and clip it.
Someone showed me something similar recently. Take about 8 inches of cordelette then start folding it up on top of that section.. so you end up with a thick, 8 inch section (that's what she said), then wrap a bit of the remainder around it a few times and pull through one of the end loops and clip. Not sure if that made sense, I think it's the exact same idea as Crossing's just with a larger section. Works pretty well though, and very quick.
skeeter · · Lakewood CA · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 10
Victoria Alexanders wrote:I don't bring cordilette anymore. Instead I bring two tripple length slings.
curious if you use this to double up at anchor or for top and bottom anchor

edit: currently i triple, twist, then rack
Lakota · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2012 · Points: 15
Like so
Thanx. I like this new way of using tripple lengths..
Just something im trying out. The tripple lengths are manufacturer sewn btw so the strength is not impeded. Note my 'pas' prusell prussic with the dynamic cord I learned from a guide in Utah!
Matt Shove · · Ragged Mountain · Joined May 2007 · Points: 175
zimick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

Thanks for the input.... When i carry i have been doing the "ball and hang" method just was wondering if I was missing something!

Ray Pinpillage · · West Egg · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 180
Victoria Alexanders wrote:
Welcome back Elenor.

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harpo-the-climber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 300
Ray Pinpillage wrote: Welcome back Elenor. dmmclimbing.com/knowledge/k…
Sorry for thread drift. I saw that video and am aware you aren't supposed to construct sling by knotting dyneema or spectra tape.

However, I presume that there is no problem with using longer sewn dyneema/spectra slings as cordeletes by attaching them to two or three anchors and creating a master point by tying a figure 8 (or 9)? I have been doing this for a while with no problems.
Dom · · New Brunswick Canada · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 1,110
Ray Pinpillage wrote: Welcome back Elenor. dmmclimbing.com/knowledge/k…
What's the link between the picture and the video?

Edit: The Quote seems to be malfunctioning. The last question is from me (Dom) and not from Ray Pinpillage.
Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

I've only done what I always thought was the standard way as seen in luebben's book. I wasn't aware people did it any other way.

The only difference is my coils are sloppier in the field and clean when I put it away.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,283
Ray Pinpillage wrote: Welcome back Elenor.
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