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joe20

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#1
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?
 

diehardlove

1 of them cnuts off 28dsl
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#2
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?
that sounds worrying :D,just wondering why,whats at the end of that rope hope its a pot of gold for all that effort.
 

Skydiver

Memento vivere
28DL Full Member
#4
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!
 

stepping lightly

Stolenmoments
Regular User
#5
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
 
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joe20

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#6
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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Muttley

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#9
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.
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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joe20

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#11
I realise this sounds stupid, but what does the over head knot rope in the middle of the rope do?
 
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BenCooper

Mr Boombastic
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#12
I realise this sounds stupid, but what does the over head knot rope in the middle of the rope do?
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.
 

snappel

BMW 4 LIFE
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#13
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.
 

Brick_Man

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#15
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,
mega big fat +1
Unless your some kind of sick rope expert and can hook up a captains chair to take a break from the harness, after about 15mins your going to be in excruitiating pain, and wiht pain & exhaustion comes stupid decisions.
did you say 45degree? pulling yourself up what is a 1:1 incline is serious serious hard work, rig something small up, like 10m on an embankment or tree, and see you get on with your chosen method, then to scale it up, multiply the exertion by not 8, but more like 16 or 32 times.