static rope anchor


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ClimbingNewb · · Canyon Country · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 205

What do you think about this static rope for anchor building?

http://www.store.canyoneeringusa.com/index.php?option=com_rokecwid&Itemid=108&view=ecwid&ecwid_product_id=10914028#ecwid:category=0&mode=product&product=10914028

Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an... · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 0

there is nothing wrong with this stuff. i would get the 8.3, its my fixing and jugging rope for walls

DrRockso · · Red River Gorge, KY · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 181

9.2 is a good size I wouldn't go smaller.

Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an... · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 0

its really burly rope... ether size you could use the 8.3. chances are you are not carrying this far for top rope anchors, or all that much of it. so 9.3 will last longer, but the difference is negligible in terms of durability. I know Tom and you could ask him if he has any small chunks that he would part out. I also cannot over emphases how stiff this rope is when you first receive it.

ClimbingNewb · · Canyon Country · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 205

What length you all recommend?

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15

Any particular reason you want to buy a rope for anchor material? Why don't you just get some 7mm accessory cord (for making a cordelette) or buy some webbing?

ClimbingNewb · · Canyon Country · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 205

FrankPS --- While I am a Newb... I have read what seems like 100's of threads about the Static Rope/ Webbing/ Cordlette Top rope Anchor Debate.

The conclusion I get from those threads is that it is somewhat personal preference. I knkow that webbing is lighter etc.

I don't plan on limiting myself to static rope only. Webbing will also be part of my kit.

For starters I figured I would start with Static for durability and ease of checking my Knot work at a glance.

Just my thoughts....

George W · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 3
Lightflight wrote:FrankPS --- While I am a Newb... I have read what seems like 100's of threads about the Static Rope/ Webbing/ Cordlette Top rope Anchor Debate. The conclusion I get from those threads is that it is somewhat personal preference. I knkow that webbing is lighter etc. I don't plan on limiting myself to static rope only. Webbing will also be part of my kit. For starters I figured I would start with Static for durability and ease of checking my Knot work at a glance. Just my thoughts....
The issue, as always, becomes hauling. There are certain situations where it is ideal to have some length of static rope for extending an anchor (e.g. trees that are set way back, or a crack system thats 20ft from the edge. Joshua Tree is notorious for the latter scenario)

The best thing you can do now is learn what conditions you'll be climbing in regularly and develop your knowledge of anchors to avoid buying something you don't need... yet.
Rob Warden...Space Lizard · · Between Zion, Vegas, LA, an... · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 0

A big issue for you is where the anchor points are. If you are bringing trees and boulders far back from the edge into you ssystem, then static is great. Two bolts not so much. You are correct that this will be the most durable.

James T · · Livermore · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 20

Nothing wrong with having a nice thick static rope for anchors, just remember that you will need a bit more than thinner cord due to the length used up in the knots.

When I use thicker stuff it is usually a long piece for those spread out TR anchors that may require slinging. I have 60' of 8mm (excessive, yes) for when I have no idea what the anchoring situation will be and that allows pretty much any size setup.

Using thicker cord (8-10mm) makes me feel better when the anchor legs are long and running over rough rock or slung around boulders.

EDIT: Rob and George beat me to it

ClimbingNewb · · Canyon Country · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 205

Thanks for the feedback guys. The anchors for the top ropes i will be doing are a bit back from the edge including boulders and trees. I will grab some rope for now and see how it goes.

Michael C · · New Jersey · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 190

7mm Cord, 1-inch Tubular Webbing, and Static Rope are all good options for building anchors.

You mentioned trees and boulders as anchoring points, and that they would be a distance from the edge. For this, I would recommened using a static rope.

Personally, I would go thicker than 8.3mm. Reason being is that having a tether line could be useful in a built-from-the-top anchor. If you have say, 10mm static, you could be safely tethered to the system with your grigri.

Depending on where you climb, you could be carrying a little or a lot. I have one static rope that's around 50 feet, and another that's 100 feet. The enviroment has a huge factor on how much rope/material you need.

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,575

I would want bigger than 7mm for a TR anchor rope. I like a 9mm myself

fromtheestuary · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 50

^^^^^ agreed

I use the sterling 9mm HTP.

http://www.sterlingrope.com/c/climbing_static-low-stretch-ropes_9mm-htp

Burly and beautiful.

tim · · Boulder, CO · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 50

That canyon fire 8.3 is bomber. Couldn't begin to count how many times I've jugged it with no visible wear. I'd go poly over nylon for sure with a static.

Hiro Kurotsuchi · · Colorado · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 200

Reviving this thread because I was interested in finding rope for this purpose.

http://www.sterlingrope.com/c/climbing_static-low-stretch-ropes_polyester-prime-shorts

10-15m length for $16. I'm willing to pay that price. They seem to have various lengths in poly and nylon.

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,575

Bluewater does sometimes sell shorts on Ebay as well..static & dynamic

DrRockso · · Red River Gorge, KY · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 181

Good luck with sterling shorts, I recently tried to order one and they were out of stock.

Hiro Kurotsuchi · · Colorado · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 200

FYI - my Sterling shorts shipped, whew.

DrRockso · · Red River Gorge, KY · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 181

Nice, I think I was trying to get a 30-35m. I'll probably try again some other time, it's a great deal when they have them in stock.

Hiro Kurotsuchi · · Colorado · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 200

Just following up, they arrived...

The humor is that I ordered a 16-25m piece and they sent me a 16m. Ha ha. Can't fault them for that though.

UPDATE - wow, legit, the rope end has the standard sticker which identifies it as static, poly and 16m.

Sterling leftovers

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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