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Impact factor calculations and microwire placement 23-Nov-2009 At 10:27:15 PM southcol
On 23/11/2009 mikl law wrote:

So you need to eiother equalise a bunch of bad gear, or
>climb on doubles (the load is spread over 2 pieces if they are within a
>meter or two so only half the load comes on each, and the impact force
>of a thin rope is less).

I used to subscribe to the theory of impact force on thin ropes is less until I read this: (2nd time I posted URL, yawn..) However its interpreted, its important to realise that rope diameter alone does not determine impact force...spreading the load is the important part in double rope technique.

thanks for the report David. Yates screamers are worthwhile.

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