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Looking to set up a hitch climber - any suggestions on the eye 2 eye hitch length and diameter suggestions. I brought a 10mm 90cm ocean and the tails seem way too long! Any help appreciated!

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i'd personally be using 8mm. Sorry but its been a while since I used it but 90cm does seem pretty long. You can always add wraps and braids to use up the extra, you just end up with more sit back though. Think at one time I used to use 60cm running a 3 over 2 vt.

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i'd personally be using 8mm. Sorry but its been a while since I used it but 90cm does seem pretty long. You can always add wraps and braids to use up the extra, you just end up with more sit back though. Think at one time I used to use 60cm running a 3 over 2 vt.

Thanks Steve - 3 over 2 seems the best - I tried more wraps to shorten the legs but added too much friction... I’ll give a 60cm a go. On a side note - what difference is the 10mm over the 8mm? Does the 10mm add more friction again?

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I found 10mm or even 9mm just a bit thick on sub 12.5mm rope. Might just be me. I used the vt as Steve described, if I used pre-made eye to eye I got a longer one as I found the slaice/splice interfered slightly so more often than not made my own with a double fisherman. This is coming from another retired climber

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I’ve now tried the 8mm/60cm Marlow Viper as a 3 over 2 VT and it’s too short for to make the second leg/braid 🤦. It’s going back tomorrow for 70cm... I’ll keep you posted

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I’m enjoying 10mm OP at 80cm tied as a knut on my Yale 11.7. I’m finding it buttery smooth

Ill give this hitch a go and see if it works - I’ve only ever attempt a VT

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Mine is 90cm but 10mm cord on 12.6rope and I'm heavy so have an extra wrap in the VT. I reckon that's about the longest combination you could ever need so somewhere in 70-80 is probably good for VT.

I usually look at the price of premade ones and buy 15m of cord to tie my own, also means adjust the length as needed then tape it off and stop when it's working well.

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