/ Duct tape as trad gear
Later after a few more beers, we considered would this actually possible?
Ive seen pictures on the internets of unfortunate drunk people taped to ceilings..so it must have pretty good holding power.
Which rock type would it be most sticky to? Although granite is the roughest I was thinking something like slate would actually be the best because you'd get the most surface contact.
So given an unlimited supply of duct tape. How large and area would be required to create a bomber runner on a totally blank slab?
A reckon a couple of square meters might start registering in the 5-6kn range? ....
Are you Chris Tan in disguise?
On something smooth, clean, dry and non-porous like water worn granite with the right sort of convex slab to overhang transition feature guaranteeing it's loaded purely in shear rather than peeled I doubt you'd need more than a few meters. Maybe 10 meters of tape to make a body-weight anchor assuming you can get it all to equalize nicely. Test, reassess then scale up from there to 'bomber' :)
nut key as a piton?
Helmet as a chock?
Feel free to test these :P
I recall a few pictures of Andy KP (Maybe) with duct tape holding together a de-sheathed rope.
I guess it depends on whether the adhesive or the fabric in the tape fails first.
I'm thinking the best bet would be to make a sling/thread as I'd guess the attachment point is built in other than taping a QD to the wall.
At a well-known aircraft manufacturer we used to know it as "thousand mile an hour tape."
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