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7 years 2 months ago #137024 by Monardo
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Hello

I am very new to tree climbing and still learning.

As a harness I am using a rock-climbing one. I know it is not recommended, but right now I do not have money for a saddle. Additionally I am feeling reasonably comfortable in it.

My question is where could/should I attach a Lanyard ends? My instinct is that it should go on belay loop, but do you see a problem with two carabiners attaching to the same loop?

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7 years 2 months ago #137027 by Nimbadon
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Hey Monardo welcome to the forum ;)
The belay loop is the only safe point of attachment on most rock harnesses
It could get a bit cluttered on the belay loop, you would have to be extra careful disconnecting biners, say have a completely different Biner for your tether
On rock a sling girth hitched to the belay loop with a Biner on the other end works well as a tether, I'm sure you could adapt the concept to trees
Let us know how you get on ;)

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7 years 2 months ago #137030 by Monardo
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Nimbadon
Thank you for reply.

To adapt your proposal, I guess I could girth hitch a sling both to a tie in and foot loops and have the other end with biner clipped to belay loop.

No?

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #137031 by Nimbadon
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Not quite sure what you mean there mate, could you be more specific?
The theory behind girth hitching to the belay loop is to reduce the number of carabiners attached to the loop
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7 years 2 months ago #137035 by Monardo
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Sorry for not being clear.

Here is my quick drawing of what I meant (I wonder if it helps).



I got your point of reducing attachments to the loop and I removed/moved even girth hitch.

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7 years 2 months ago #137039 by Nimbadon
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Yep that's what I was talking about, the foot loop bit threw me off
Great drawings by the way ;)

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #137043 by bradypus
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Hello !

That could help as it adds attachment points in a clean way :


This one cost around 27$. I guess you can find sales on it or other less expensive products but it is allready a low 2 numbers price.


I'm not a big fan of webbing lanyards as using rope is easy to build an adjustable system. To me webbing lanyards are the way to go when you don't have any other solution.

Adjustable lanyards are more than confortable, it really helps to perfectly adapt your attachment to the tree. Plus you can add a strangling system, so even if there are no limbs to retain your lanyard it wont glide along the trunk. Things you can't do with a webbing.

Two figure eight knots, a friction hitch and there you go, you got an adjustable lanyard. Add a cheap micro pulley to have more ease of use if you wish, but that's not mandatory.


Using a lanyard is great. It brings safety and mobility. But it becomes a bit technical when you start to do your own rope system. Taking a tree climbing course would help you a lot to know for sure how to do it perfectly, and many other necessary knowledges.
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