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acorneau


Jun 23, 2009, 7:41 AM

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Re: [mikebee] what do you anchor yourself to the belay with?
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Clove hitches will slip under heavy loads = not bomber

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The clove was then pull tested to failure. No slip occurred as it was pulled to higher loads. Ultimately, even when pulled to failure, the clove hitch did not allow rope to slide through. The rope broke at the clove hitch at 2700 pounds.

Quoted from here: Myth #4 (about half way down the page) http://www.geir.com/mythbuster.html

Also check out Myth #6.


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