khu Posted August 11, 2013 Share Posted August 11, 2013 I was wondering if it's ok to use a 50m half, not twin, rope for glacier travel. From what I've read, each strand of a half is tested individually, unlike twins (both must be clipped through the protection points). I would assume they are fine since mountaineering loads are much lower than rock (peak forces for crevasse falls range from 3.5KN-7.5KN typical from tests). The rope I have was given to me by a friend. He bought it two years ago as a means to escape his second story condo in case of a fire and it has been sitting in a closet since day 1. It looks brand new. He has since moved to a single story house... It's Mammut and is rated for 6 factor 2 falls, i believe. So you can imagine I'd like this "free" route to work, rather than drop the dough on another rope. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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