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Anyone know why we climb on an anchor point that is wrist thickness or above?

 

Have there been tests done on this or is it just that wrist thickness and above is considered safe?

 

Cheers!

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I often tie into thinner.  But then again that is certain species that I know can handle it.

 

Wrist thickness is a good guideline for beginners who have little to zero experience of climbing or the integrity of the timber they are (sometimes) trusting their life with.

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15 minutes ago, ANK said:

 

Anyone know why we climb on an anchor point that is wrist thickness or above?

 

Have there been tests done on this or is it just that wrist thickness and above is considered safe?

 

Cheers!

 

Easy to remember, is all, K

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@AHPP I think that was a bit offside, it’s a sensible question, evan more so if the op hasn’t got that much experience.

 

the wrist thickness is tried and tested on the vast majority of trees, experience will teach when to go smaller or not push your luck 

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2 hours ago, AHPP said:

Bla blah 

 

You been on the Sherry ?

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6 minutes ago, AHPP said:

Shut the fūck up before some safety cūnt sees and we all have to read a million threads like the two rope bollocks.

 

Please don't do this again, the swear filter is there for a reason, thanks.

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Meant partially in jest. Some will certainly appreciate the sentiment. I do agree, a good thread though. I’ll post something about anchors if I think I can add anything.

 

Fair enough, Steve but I lose a bit of my verve when I don’t swear.

 

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