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Tree-D wrote: Hey there Bushwhacker!
I'll let someone else (Moss?) comment on the splice, but I would not use a carabiner this way. Carabiners are very weak in the "fold sideways" direction. (Easier to make this happen than you might think: against a chunky part of bark, an odd shape/lump in the branch, a smaller fork, etc.) Instead of a carabiner, I would recommend a delta screw link. (Even an oval screw link is not quite as good as a delta here.) Either galvanized or stainless, as long as it's rated for over 6,000 lb. (The stainless are rated stronger for their size, but having a smaller gauge screw link is not always an advantage, because it forces the rope through a tighter bend. Personally, I prefer a larger chunky galvanized delta.)
On the plus side, screw links are even cheaper than carabiners!
I see you posted this arrangement elsewhere, I'll post this there too.
treeman wrote: Everybody- Bushwhacker is climbing SRT here. His rope is 10mm, designed only for SRT, not DbRT- it's too stiff to hold the Blake's hitch.
About that carabiner. Is it a screw lock or double locking auto locker? If you are using manual screw locking carabiners, downgrade them to the lowly position of utility carabiners. In the old days they were all we had, and people died using them because branches rotate the lock open.
Position your pull down line behind the splice instead of inside the carabiner. That way when you pull down you get rid of a tight bend in the line. It makes the screw link run down the rope much better as you pull down. Try it on a low branch-tying the pull down line behind the splice, and see the difference. Yippee! We all love to run freely.
Momp wrote: I already have the Yale XTC Blaze rope, and im very happy with it, but im considering getting another, with an eye-splice.
Is it just as safe to attach the TIP like the one shown in the first post, with this rope?
Will be attached with the delta screw link.
Momp wrote: Thanks for the reply!
Hehe, of course everything else would be safe
So, what is your favorite method for the cinched anchor?