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My DIY solution to extendable slings.
© mike kann, Aug 2009
My house
Camera used: Sony Ericsson W980
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Obviously you do this at your own peril. It works for me. Use dyneema and a triple fishermans rather than the hefty cord shown... i.e. use your bonce - I just jury rigged this for demonstration purposes only...
mike kann - 06/Aug/09
times may be tight but i'd rather pay the 4 for a 60mm sling!
richie934 - 07/Aug/09
I agree - I did this trying to save some weight and complexity whilst alpine climbing - that's what it worked for...
mike kann - 08/Aug/09
That's genius. Spectra/Dyneema/Perlon cord, running over Nylon? That's safe isn't it?
Just in case you don't know, no it's not safe. If you want to save weight, get lighter cams, some Phantom wiregates, and an 8mm x 60cm sling. That way you can use it on any other gear which you do place.
withey - 08/Aug/09
http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/pas_personal_anchor_system.html I take it this is unsafe? How is the rope running over anything? I put this up purely as something that I did a while ago. It's not what I use now, but did not have an issue when I did do it. You make you own choices in life. If you think this has something to offer then use it. If you don't then don't. As Withey says, gear is light these days...
mike kann - 08/Aug/09
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