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6 months 1 week ago #138284 by sferguson@sgis.org
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What is the largest rope size I can safely use for friction hitch on a half inch rope?

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6 months 1 week ago #138286 by moss
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sferguson@sgis.org wrote: What is the largest rope size I can safely use for friction hitch on a half inch rope?


The best answer is "It depends". For a single ended split-tail a 1/2" rope of the same construction as your climbing line (assuming it's a 1/2" double-braid arborist line) works very well. If you want to use a "double-ended" split tail commonly called an "eye-to-eye" split tail, 10mm hitch cord works very well on half inch climbing line. I've never seen cordage sold by arborist gear suppliers for use as an eye-to-eye split tail larger than 10mm diameter.
-AJ

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5 months 4 weeks ago - 5 months 4 weeks ago #139307 by Greenluck
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10mm eye & eye for 1/2"(13mm) ropes
8mm eye & eye for 11-11.7mm ropes
Sterling makes 9mm RIT hitch cord that might work on larger variety of rope sizes.
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