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Old 10-01-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
Adrian "Hank" Garfield
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does anyone know how adding knots to a climbing rope affects the length of the rope?

let's say i want an 15 foot rope 2 inch thick, with knots, what is the amount i really need to get before knots are put in? i dont have a specific knot placement requirement (ex. every 24 inches or something) so if anyone has any advice on good spacing and if that effects the length as well...

thanks for any ideas on this.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hank, I have no idea but I wanted to post that I just bought a climbing rope at an Army Surplus store for a dollar a foot. Now if I could only figure out how to tie it to that tree limb.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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Can't say for sure with two inch, my 1 1/2 inch took up about eight inches per knot. My guess is it would be slightly more, maybe ten inches per with the two inch. I tried to do a knot every twelve inches, but after they tightened they were about eighteen inches apart and work fairly well.

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Old 10-02-2004, 03:58 PM   #4
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and every 12 inches isnt too close together, or does the 18 inch spacing work better?

i myself was thinking about using an 18 inch or maybe even 20/22 to get less rope overall.
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:36 AM   #5
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I think the 18 inches works better. I'm guesstimating on the 18 inches, let me go by the gym today and measure for sure. In thinking about it they may be closer to the 20-22 inches you are thinking about.

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Old 10-03-2004, 03:43 PM   #6
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I guesstimated right, they are 18 inches between knots. I actually think 12 inches might be too close and I think if you go too much over 18 it would be too much of a reach.

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Old 10-04-2004, 03:33 PM   #7
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thanks for the answer and the time you took to actually measure, kurtis. you saved me alot of tying and untying i am sure. i am going to try to keep it in the 18 inch range.
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Old 10-04-2004, 07:09 PM   #8
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Anytime.

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