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Old 02-11-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Climbing Rope Eyelets?

I found a good deal on climbing rope (I think), but would need an eyelet at the top to keep it in good condition. Can anyone tell me where to get the eyelets?

Here is a link to the rope I found.
http://www.urbanhart.com/shopsite/Rope_manillarope.html
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

I spoke with a rope vendor and they said those eyelts are hard to come by. A person could fabricate one using a piece of pipe, but they suggested doing an "eye splice". This splice is supposed to be stronger than the eyelets I was wanting. Not that it should matter much.

I saw a lot of views and no responses, so figured others may be interested in this information.

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Old 02-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

More info, if you choose to go this route, you will need to add about 4' of rope to your order to allow for the eye splice. The eye would be abot a 6 inch loop.

Here are the directions for doing an eye splice
http://www.machovec.com/rope/splicin...uck_splice.htm
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

Are you going this route? If so could you post pictures after you did and tell us how it went?
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

interesting idea on this post:

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=13940&page=1
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

The ropes at Rogue Fitness(wfs) and the ones they sell use the eyelets. Here's a pic of what they look like once they are up:

http://www.roguefitness.com/journal/DSCF2236.JPG
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:30 PM   #7
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

Actually, after seeing the other rope set-up in the link posted, I am going to fabricate a similar hanger but use steel pipe for a little cleaner look. It may be a bit before it gets done as I am doing a complete build of my gym at the moment.

I have only done one workout with rope climbs in the last 10 months and I substitued 15 towel pull ups for each climb...I think that sub is a bit much personally.

Now I am debating between 1.25", 1,5" and 2" rope and where best to hang it.

Hopefully the price on the rope stays low as it is...I'm leaning towards 1.5".

Thanks to everyone!

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Old 02-12-2008, 03:15 PM   #8
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

Look at Michael Leach's setup in posts 13-17 on this thread for some more ideas.

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...de+rope&page=2
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:58 AM   #9
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

I found these while I was looking for ropes, too.

I don't know if this is what you're after or not.
http://secure.mycart.net/catalogs/ca...prodid=4839172
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:40 AM   #10
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Re: Climbing Rope Eyelets?

I have been looking into a climbing rope / cargo net for some time. I will make them myself. I bought some shorter pieces of rope to practice splicing and it is not too hard and WAY safer than that bolted metal contraption. Do it correctly to begin and be happy longer. There is a reason sailors have done splices since sailing began - they work!

Buy a fid as well. (wfs) http://www.jimmygreen.co.uk/chandler...wedish_fid.htm

You jam the fid through the rope, which opens a hole to pass the rope through. I found it easier than forcing the braid apart each tuck.

Also even better than splicing is seizing. Seizing will stop the end from fraying, but there are seizings that will allow you to make a loop at the end and will be very durable.

Seizing info: wfs (PDF) http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/seizing.pdf

the seizing with racking turns is absolutely amazing, and looks great to boot. Easier than it looks with a little practice. Impress your friends.

I find ropework to be very fun and interesting. I have more information if you would like - let me know.

PS - I buy my rope from here: wfs http://www.rwrope.com/traditional_ri...ng_rigging.htm
I spoke with Gordon Laco - an awesome guy.


Jason

edit: rwrope.com sells everything else too - thimbles etc.

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