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Topic - Duct tape as trad gear

Kemics - on 23 Jul 2013
I was recently talking with some Finnish friends while we made some repairs with duct tape. They said "in Finland we call Duct tape 'Jesus tape', because it can do miracles" we started joking about using it tape quick draws to bold climbs.

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? ....
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