"Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."
What happened to Bounce?
It was cool to have a house member at Wesspur , ordered my GRCS through Sean
Sean was a cool guy. I hope he's well.
I used to get a bit of flak over the purchase of my first ever climbing rope, in that I'd purchased a dynamic rope rather than a more traditional arborist's rope. I just did this out of ignorance, and just from reading the rope specs and thinking that having the rope itself absorbing a lot of the shock from a potential fall would be a good thing. So now I don't feel quite so dumb, knowing the forest service has a bit of use for the stuff. I'm still such a new and infrequent climber that that original dynamic rope is still in good condition and still in service. I never had a problem with it at all for tree work; I just had to load it up with my weight before starting longer ascents, which took most of the bounce out of the experience. Mamut rope, it is. Beautiful stuff, rated for more than 10 falls before needing to be retired. To me, it always meant that the rope would be less likely to cause a breakout of a support point.
Thanks again for reviving this thread.
We do this in the Forest Service and use what is called "4 inch tie in" is that what you are doing? Set anchors every couple of feet?