/ Use of climbing rope
The vehicle is a BMW X1. I was careful not to stretch the rope while doing so.
This is a thing that's been asked a few times on the various climbing forums.
According to your profile you have been climbing for 11 to 20 years, so what do you think.
Do Not Feed the Trolls.
How long is the rope, and how much of it did you use between your two cars? Maybe you could cut that bit off and still have a useable rope? I certainly wouldn't climb on the bit you towed with - it's been stretched way beyond what it was made for, I would think.
hmmm next time measure and mark the part of the rope used for the tow before. Then allowing a suitable time for the rope to settle back to as near its original size as possible measure again. The difference is how much the rope has plasticly [sp] deformed.
I would suggest any permanent deformation is undesirable but then when I replaced one of my pair of half ropes I was surprised to find the new one was a good 4ft shorter than the old one. It could have been made that way, shorter, or all the falls I made on the old one permanently stretched it, or is it just hanging 50m of rope over a ledge and rapping off it has permanently stretched it...?
Is all this too scarey, should I burn all my ropes as they are all dangerous and start free soloing as it is safer?
Im going to make some coffee.
Depending how steep the bridge is use one of these
Those are very good, I used to have one on my land rover.
Maybe but I wouldn't.
You're kidding, right?
Trip trop trip trop
Indeed but just in case it's not there's no harm in a half way sensible answer.
Agreed. Hence my post at 1124!
No it's not safe.
The phrase "money for old rope" comes to mind.
Its a shame. If it had been an m5 you might have gotten away with it.
So can I use it or not, (doh I'm not supposed to reply am I.)
Are the two cars on a conveyor belt by any chance?
Did the rope have a "dry" treatment and was it raining at the time?
Use the following simple formulae to help you decide.
No treatment + no rain = safe to use
Treatment + rain = safe to use
No treatment + rain = DANGEROUS, DO NOT USE AGAIN
Hope that helps ;)
Only if it was a spherical, frictionless rope in a vacuum.
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