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Old 05-11-2006, 07:04 PM   #1
John Daniel
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Has anyone done this? I experimented last week with an old rope of mine. I tried climbing 3 and 4 ropes, but neither felt quite right. My wife offered to briad 3 together - has anyone tried this?

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Old 05-11-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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Dan Snyder posted a good link with directions for a four-strand climbing rope on this page:
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/21089.html
I haven't tried it yet, so keep me posted if you do.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:02 AM   #3
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Ususally the mantal(outside covering) is too slick to be good for griping with hands however striping the cover and and braiding the Core would be a good if not time consuming option but I think would still be very abusive to your hands.
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:01 AM   #4
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Dan Snyder's method works great, I have two ropes made like that.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:03 PM   #5
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Not too stretchy? Seems like the dynamic quality of a modern climbing (belay) rope is at odds with what you want for a gym-climbing rope. I guess 4 braided together would be 1/4 as responsive to loading.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:17 PM   #6
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I used the 4-braid technique with my old ropes and it works fine for me. No problems on my hands. Less stretch than a single strand but there is still a bit.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:39 PM   #7
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Thanks, I will give it a try this weekend.
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