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  1. It’s as easy as tying two Blake’s with eyes to clip instead of tails to tie stoppers.
  2. Here’s a way to lessen the clutter, but using Michoacán’s, they were easier to do than the VTs. Pulleys can still fit in nicely, but went with a lower tech option of a couple of 1/2” plastic thimbles.
  3. The cross loaded carabiner would be a stronger configuration if the two ropes in the larger hms bend were together in the opposite smaller bend. Or just not include that third section of rope in the system. How are you descending with just VT hitches?
  4. Sterling’s Super Static, 11mm, a little bit of stretch.
  5. Whot make off rope is that  

    1. Brocky


      The rope is Sterling’s Super Static, 11mm, it has some stretch so probably classified as a semi-static.  I usually climb on their 10.5mm HTP, which has very little stretch.  The hitch is Marlow’s Viper Cord with a 24 strand, they also make it with a 16 strand cover that generates more friction.

    2. tree man69

      tree man69

      It looks like rope acces rope that all    srt is grate way off  getting  in to the crown  off the tree  

  6. A Rope Wrench like device can easily be made from the CMI pulley, works nice either Aussie style, like in the picture, or the more conventional way tethered above the hitch.
  7. That’s all for it to hold under load, but not loaded it can be accidentally pulled apart if snagged. Some stitches should be applied, this is Samson’s method Another thing to considered is the taper, it should gradual with no abrupt changes in diameter. From Samson again, and the end of the buried tail is cut off at 45 degree angle, or more for a more gradual taper.
  8. On the old wooden sailing ships that type of configuration is called a cringle. Can’t tell from the picture how it was spliced, but there are three ways to do it with modern ropes. I’m assuming it’s dyneema line, so for a straight bury would need long tapered buried tails, 64 times the line diameter is recommended for running rigging and 72 diameters for standing rigging. The middle crude drawing shows the line passing through itself three times and is then buried, for a brummel, or lock stitch splice. The third is a locked brummel, were the tail goes through the line and then the line goes through the tail to form the lock, and then the tail bury. The blue is the chafe protector for reference.
  9. Yes, I climb on it. The basic parts of the hitch are four wraps, a braid in front over and through a ring, and a twist in back, and then bringing the eyes through the ring again to the front to be clipped. Tied like this it can descend on a stationary rope in a smooth and controlled manner, just not a long or fast descent, but works great for positioning. I use a belay device for longer descents. It’s also adjustable on how much the wraps grab. The distance between the wraps and the ring determines this. The thimble, or an aluminum low friction ring, is part of the twist and replaces using a pulley. And instead of preformed eyes, and trying to make a set length of cord work perfectly, which is not always easy, you can adjust the amount of tension of the hitch by wrapping the cords around the carabiner and tying a stopper knot, making the hitch as tight or loose as you want.
  10. I’m no longer using tail tucked eyes and had to find another use for the whipping twine. The hitch below benefits from the stopper being in back, but it works tying it in the front for other hitches.
  11. Looks good, I like the look of the ones that extend beyond the ends!
  12. There is a thin wall shrink wrap generally used to cover electrical wires, usually black and more like rubber than plastic, but tears more easily than the other.
  13. You’re method sounds like a good way to do it.
  14. That one is 8mm Bailout, but I’m hoping to try them all!
  15. Don’t wait too long to decide, a lot that he carries is out of stock, and with a legal battle ahead he seems to be not making any more. I’ve got the HH2 and it works great, Richard’s version eliminates some of it’s problems. He puts a lot of effort in the cord ends you get for easier threading. The HH2 isn’t available until sometime next year.


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