i am attempting to use the information on the make your own rope thread.
mister mike yukish said :
" ...But in general, a nice fat locking biner and a 24" long loop of webbing or rope will let you hang it around a tree limb, playground equipment, or anything else. "
i was going to put one eye of the braid on a locking biner, the second loop/eye of the braid on a second biner and then attach them to a chain around a pull up bar and/or swing set frame high off the ground.
i was wondering if this was a workable solution. someone whom i asked made mention that you have to watch for "friction" when using carabiners and rope, and i wondered if this applied in this case. i would probably put some duct tape around the small rope eye before attaching the biners if this were an issue.
i also wondered if the carabiners would be able to support the weight of someone on the rope. there would be two of them, each attaching to a chain wrapped around the high bar.
thanks for any input people can offer on this.
If you are using climbing biners, then two is more than enough to hold the wieght of a person on the rope. Most regular locking biners that are climbing certified run around 24kn on the long axis, which is about 5395# of force. Having two is good for redundancy, but it's by no means essential for strength. As for the friction issue...depending on the type of rope, friction would only be an issue if you were running the rope through the biner, such as pulling slack, and even then it's not a big deal, as this is done repeatedly in climbing with little or no damage to the rope itself. I would check with the manufacture of the rope to make sure of their individual specs, but I don't think you have much to worry about.
thanks for the info.
You really don't need two biners. One will be fine. Two will complicate things unnecessarily. You could hang an angus steer from a decent locking biner.
I suggest a locker just to be sure the rope stays where it's supposed to be, and because they are bigger and easier to rig. See the pictures here...
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