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Replacing Evolv Adjust cord with Petzl Pur Line 6mm

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Wyatt Losee · · Provo, UT · Joined Oct 2018 · Points: 20

What are your thoughts on jugging with this and tethering both into anchors?

Seems super light and glides beautifully in the evolv mechanism.

Thanks for any and all help!

Luke Stefurak · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 2,547

I feel like the pur line is both too thin and too slippery. 

I haven't used my pur line that much but it's still quite slick. 

I do replace the Adjust cord with 8mm. My last 8mm was quick slick and would not set for the first day or two until the sheath was scuffed up a bit. 

Would love to know if this worked! Or even better if Petzl made a smaller metal piece that was compatiable with the Rad or Pur line. (Rad seems like a better fit since it's sheath is rough). 

Matt Carroll · · Van · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 219

One of my partners used this last fall season. I will probably switch my kit over to it as well. It’s really svelte, albeit a bit emotional the first couple times you  bet the farm on that one piece of 6mm cord. 

Mikey Schaefer · · Reno, NV · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 233

I've used a normal piece of 6mm for maybe 5 years, though I've never used it as my primary attachment point.  I initially started using it as my 3rd attachment point for positioning when I have a camera and I'm jugging.  More recently I've used the 5mm to attach to my top jug and then an 8mm to attach to my bottom.  I only do this when I'm trying to go light.  

I personally wouldn't use 6mm Pur or Powercord unless I was trying to go super light on an alpine climb.  For normal big wall use or multi pitch use I don't think going skinnier than 8mm is worth it.

Fell Over · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2021 · Points: 0

When people replace the cord what are they using to attach it to the harness? I did this last year and used a competition knot which I think worked quite well, but was wondering if there was a better option. I had it set up as two separate lanyards rather than one two lanyard unit (which is what I wanted) so really interested in a method for attaching a single lanyard rather than a double.

Edit to add. I replaced with 7.5mm dynamic half/twin rope from decathlon, worked well imo. I did test it with some pur line at home and it seemed to work. In fact it seemed to work with 4mm accessory cord, for my bodyweight only tests anyway.

Nathan M · · Boulder, CO · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

@fell over

i clove hitch directly to belay loop.  You can cinch maximally with that setup.

John Shultz · · Osaka, Japan · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 50

I swear the dimensions on the evolve adjust have changed over time. I couldn't get my new-ish one to stick with smaller diameters that others had good luck with. 9mm static is as small as I can go with mine without slipping. Also, the original chord it comes with now is thicker than the rope in the old ones. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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