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Nov 25, 2015
What do you think about this static rope for anchor building?

store.canyoneeringusa.com/inde...
ClimbingNewb
From Canyon Country
Joined Jul 27, 2015
147 points
Nov 25, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: blah
there is nothing wrong with this stuff. i would get the 8.3, its my fixing and jugging rope for walls Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
132 points
Nov 25, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Outrage Wall. Potrero Chico, Mexico.
9.2 is a good size I wouldn't go smaller. DrRockso
From Red River Gorge, KY
Joined Sep 3, 2013
185 points
Nov 25, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: blah
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. Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
132 points
Nov 25, 2015
What length you all recommend? ClimbingNewb
From Canyon Country
Joined Jul 27, 2015
147 points
Nov 25, 2015
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? FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
284 points
Nov 25, 2015
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....
ClimbingNewb
From Canyon Country
Joined Jul 27, 2015
147 points
Nov 25, 2015
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.
George W
Joined Sep 14, 2015
41 points
Nov 25, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: blah
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. Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Joined Dec 19, 2011
132 points
Nov 25, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: el cajon
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
James T
Joined Jul 1, 2015
45 points
Nov 25, 2015
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.

ClimbingNewb
From Canyon Country
Joined Jul 27, 2015
147 points
Nov 25, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt Minsi, PA
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.
Michael C
From New Jersey
Joined Jun 9, 2011
374 points
Nov 25, 2015
I would want bigger than 7mm for a TR anchor rope. I like a 9mm myself john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
2,393 points
Nov 25, 2015
^^^^^ agreed

I use the sterling 9mm HTP.

sterlingrope.com/c/climbing_st...

Burly and beautiful.
fromtheestuary
Joined Sep 21, 2014
61 points
Nov 25, 2015
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. tim
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 6, 2006
60 points
Dec 8, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: City of Rocks
Reviving this thread because I was interested in finding rope for this purpose.

sterlingrope.com/c/climbing_st...

10-15m length for $16. I'm willing to pay that price. They seem to have various lengths in poly and nylon.
Hiro
From Colorado
Joined Apr 2, 2012
418 points
Dec 8, 2015
Bluewater does sometimes sell shorts on Ebay as well..static & dynamic john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
2,393 points
Dec 8, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Outrage Wall. Potrero Chico, Mexico.
Good luck with sterling shorts, I recently tried to order one and they were out of stock. DrRockso
From Red River Gorge, KY
Joined Sep 3, 2013
185 points
Dec 9, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: City of Rocks
FYI - my Sterling shorts shipped, whew. Hiro
From Colorado
Joined Apr 2, 2012
418 points
Dec 9, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Outrage Wall. Potrero Chico, Mexico.
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. DrRockso
From Red River Gorge, KY
Joined Sep 3, 2013
185 points
Dec 16, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: City of Rocks
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.

Rock Climbing Photo: Sterling leftovers
Sterling leftovers
Hiro
From Colorado
Joined Apr 2, 2012
418 points


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