Where is our Glossary?

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13 years 2 weeks ago #132069 by Davej
Where is our Glossary? was created by Davej
We have a dedicated forum for Vocabulary but no glossary of established terms?

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13 years 6 days ago #132235 by moss
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Davej wrote:

We have a dedicated forum for Vocabulary but no glossary of established terms?

???


GOTC has started up a glossary of tree climbing related terms here:
http://www.gotreeclimbing.org/glossary.htm

This is a \"living\" document so please send comments to GOTC or post here to discuss (GOTC doesn't have a discussion forum)
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13 years 3 days ago - 13 years 3 days ago #132268 by Davej
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moss wrote:

GOTC has started up a glossary of tree climbing related terms here:
http://www.gotreeclimbing.org/glossary.htm


Well, it looks interesting, but what do you think of what they say below?

Anchor (point): (also see Tie-in point or TIP): The spot in a tree over which a climbing rope is either looped or tied off.

Tie-in point (TIP): (See Anchor) Also used by some to refer to the clip-in point, the place on the harness where a rope is attached by means of a carabiner or other device.

To me this makes it seem as if \"Anchor point\" is the preferred unambiguous terminology rather than \"TIP.\" Also...

Double(d) Rope Technique - DdRT or DRT: Climbing technique using one rope looped over a branch or crotch, in order to gain a 2-to-1 strength advantage and utilize a single system for both ascent and descent.

Doesn't this need fixing?
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13 years 2 days ago #132277 by moss
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I like TIP for where the rope is set in the tree, others like anchor, they seem to be interchangable for tree climbers.

What don't you like about the DdRT/DRT explanation? I think the ascent/descent capability (without a gear configuration change or switchover) is a big feature but the 2:1 MA is also an important aspect of DRT technique.
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13 years 2 days ago #132278 by Davej
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moss wrote:

I like TIP for where the rope is set in the tree, others like anchor, they seem to be interchangable for tree climbers.


Ok, but I don't think a glossary should include mistaken definitions such as the point on the saddle.

moss wrote:

What don't you like about the DdRT/DRT explanation? I think the ascent/descent capability (without a gear configuration change or switchover) is a big feature but the 2:1 MA is also an important aspect of DRT technique.


I've seen DRT described as a technique using two separate ropes. The glossary does not have an entry for DRT. It implies DdRT and DRT are identical. I was under the impression that DdRT implied 2:1 and DRT implied 1:1.
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