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going up wires

Discussion in 'Urban Community Portal' started by joe20, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. joe20

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    i need to pull myself up a long piece of wire at about a 10 or 15 degree angle, but its too bigger diameter to attach a pulley onto it. Would it be alrite to just put a karibeana on it and hang some rope and then myself off that?
     

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  2. diehardlove

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    that sounds worrying :D,just wondering why,whats at the end of that rope hope its a pot of gold for all that effort.
     
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    How long is the bit of wire?
     
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    in my head that seems like it would just result in a fast zip-wire to the ground if you lost grip...

    a prussic with decent climbing rope might work - though I'm not sure how well they grip on wire so would be a good idea to look that up first!
     
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    'tis the only way:

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    But seriously mate - clearly you want to keep it a bit hush-hush, but can you give us a little more info? height, length, etc??

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  6. stepping lightly

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    Get a photo of the said wire a rough measure and im sure we will be forming an orderly Que...
    "Scott show him your crabs with the deep groves"
    Plus the wire is it old , weight tested or tying a ship up come on more info we are your friends
     
  7. joe20

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    I wont be able to get a photo of it till monday.
    Its holding the roof of a football stadium so im guessing its fairly strong lol, about 70-80m long, and far off the ground.
    And at least 2 cm thick.
     
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    yeh i heard it had been done, but i dont have a clue who by or how
     
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    sometimes bravery is the only way!
     
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    I presume you mean cable, not wire.

    If it's the place I think you're referring to, the cables were supplied by the company I work for, are a lot more than 2cm thick (probably 80-100mm) and yes, they are fairly strong :thumb
     
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  12. joe20

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    I realise this sounds stupid, but what does the over head knot rope in the middle of the rope do?
     
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    If you're asking that question, you really need to get lessons from someone who knows what they're doing!

    Simple answer - you are clipped in to the central loop, and the two crabs clip onto whatever you're climbing - two so you can go around obstacles.
     
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    Estimate the time it'll take, and multiply this by three. Then ask yourself if you'll be comfortable in a harness for this amount of time, given the to-ing and fro-ing and the physical exersion. Then consider what you'll do if you get into difficulty, i.e. you tire out, start getting pain from hanging in the harness, etc. If you're too tired to move, but you're not enjoying being up there, you'll be in a bit of a fix.

    I've been in a situation like that, and it wasn't fun.
     
  15. joe20

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    at least it wont take long to get down:)
     
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