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is using rescue rope bad for drt?

Discussion in 'Recreational Tree Climbing' started by amhst56, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. amhst56

    amhst56 ArboristSite Lurker

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    im new to tree climbing and right now am using some rock climbing gear to climb trees with.

    i am slowly getting the arborist gear, but right now i am using my rock climbing harness, safety blue for my split tail and blue water rescue rope.
    https://bluewaterropes.com/product/12-colored-safeline/

    i have climbed a dozen times without any issues. the blakes hitch on my split tail on this rope holds great and releases when i want. the only issue is tying in the blue water rope to my caribeaner. its a very stiff rope.

    is this ripe ok to keep using? it seems to be holding up great and i believe is stronger than arborist rope.

    i think its to stiff for a taughtline hitch, so i used a figure 8 followthrough and it seems to be ok.

    and when i tryed using the rope in my act or tubular repel device (i think thats what its called), just getting the rope in the device was a little difficult.

    can i still use it or should i run for the hills until i get an arborist rope?

    any input would be very helpful!
    thanks!
     
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    amhst56 ArboristSite Lurker

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    i should have said ddrt.
     
  3. Nish

    Nish ArboristSite Lurker

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    If it's in decent condition I wouldn't have any reservations about climbing on this rope. It's plenty strong. For the stiffness, just take extra care dressing, inspecting, and re-checking the knots. Leave plenty of tail. A Munter hitch might also work for the rappel.
     
  4. amhst56

    amhst56 ArboristSite Lurker

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    only used rope 5 time since new.

    its the knots that worry me, any company do sewn eye splices?
    the end i want sewn has never been used
     

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