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Advice to new climbers

Postby weber » Mon May 07, 2012 4:11 pm

Retail sources for climbing gear usually have different types of webbing for sale by the foot. Be aware that webbing sold on the spool is not necessarily continuous, but may consist of several short lengths held together with masking tape. Although dealers should remove this tape when selling you webbing, there is no guarantee that they will do so.

If there is masking tape on webbing that you purchase, remove it immediately! Do not build climbing anchors with new webbing having a masking tape splice. This splice has ZERO strength.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby caribe » Mon May 07, 2012 9:23 pm

holy smokes, sounds like a piece of common sense :-) is there a story behind this post? I hope it is not a sad one.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby weber » Mon May 07, 2012 9:42 pm

caribe wrote:holy smokes, sounds like a piece of common sense :-) is there a story behind this post? I hope it is not a sad one.


Unfortunately, yes. Fatality in the Gunks.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby ynp1 » Mon May 07, 2012 9:59 pm

That is whack that the dealer did not stop this. They should know what they are doing, oh yeah so should the climber.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby Shamis » Mon May 07, 2012 11:37 pm

Wow
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby der uber » Tue May 08, 2012 12:29 pm

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You must have faith that people will figure it out on their own.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby lena_chita » Tue May 08, 2012 12:56 pm

weber wrote:
caribe wrote:holy smokes, sounds like a piece of common sense :-) is there a story behind this post? I hope it is not a sad one.


Unfortunately, yes. Fatality in the Gunks.


The recent one? Oh, that just sucks so badly! I was so sad to hear about the young lady's death.

And I believe there was another accident a couple of years ago that involved new piece of webbing just purchased with a splice site held together by a sticky tape.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby kato » Tue May 08, 2012 1:47 pm

Actually, this is good advice for ALL climbers.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby BClear » Tue May 08, 2012 1:58 pm

http://www.rockymountainrescue.org/outd ... yHour1.pdf

Good read, might be the one you were referring to lena.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby climb2core » Tue May 08, 2012 1:59 pm

Thanks for posting Rick, I just learned something that may save my life or someone else.

A second thought. Why don't all companies making webbing have a bright sticker on the splice with warning, you may die written all over it? Or even better, just find a non splicing solution.

This is so easily preventable and so sad.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby caribe » Tue May 08, 2012 2:05 pm

Advice to All climbers. Weight test your anchor before going off belay. I see that a slice might hold momentarily. The other message is that redundancies should be real. :?
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby pigsteak » Tue May 08, 2012 2:25 pm

caribe wrote:Advice to All climbers. Weight test your anchor before going off belay. I see that a slice might hold momentarily. The other message is that redundancies should be real. :?



this would not have prevented that accident..they were top roping. she was never planning on going off belay. whomever set up the TR anchor set up the booby trap.
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby caribe » Tue May 08, 2012 2:41 pm

redundancies should be real; they weren't
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Re: Advice to new climbers

Postby BClear » Tue May 08, 2012 3:11 pm

Somewhat off topic but slightly relevant:
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en ... s-together
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Re: Advice to new climbers

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