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Accessory cord?

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I want to make self rescue prussiks with 5-7mm cord. I like the soft, very flexible cord but don't know how to identify it by name. Is this a good prussik cord and can anyone reccomend a brand?

Pete

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Sterling! Theirs makes the best autoblocks and prussiks, due to being so soft.

 

I get mine from Gear Express.

 

PMI is wildly stiff and makes miserable prussiks, not sure on BlueWater.

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7 and 6mm will work for prussiks and you have the bonus of being able to use it as a rappel anchor if the need arises. Wouldn't want to rap off a 5mm cord.

 

I think most cords will soften up with use. You would prolly be fine buying whatever cord from your nearest climbing store. No need to get crazy with the brands for this.

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