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John Daniel 05-11-2006 07:04 PM

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?


benjamin lankow 05-11-2006 07:33 PM

Dan Snyder posted a good link with directions for a four-strand climbing rope on this page:
I haven't tried it yet, so keep me posted if you do.

Andrew Cattermole 05-12-2006 03:02 AM

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.

Neal Winkler 05-12-2006 08:01 AM

Dan Snyder's method works great, I have two ropes made like that.

Mike Neill 05-12-2006 12:03 PM

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.

Marc Allain 05-12-2006 12:17 PM

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.

John Daniel 05-12-2006 12:39 PM

Thanks, I will give it a try this weekend.

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