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Can a belt lanyard be renewed?

billyboy

billyboy

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I recently bought a leather pole climbing belt with lanyard. The lanyard is a synthetic material that is sort of an army green, brownish color. The lanyard was so stiff it cracked when I tried to unbuckle it. Just curious if there is a way to renew or restore it. This one was thrown in the trash fire and I put rope on the end clips.
 
billyboy

billyboy

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Yes, it was trash. Just curious if there is a method to soften this stuff up and keep it supple so to speak. They still use it on new climb belts. I would think they could come up with better material by now.
 
EchoRomeoCharlie

EchoRomeoCharlie

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buy or build a new flip line with 1/2" 16 strand climbing rope, some double/triple action locking snaps/carabiners, a micro pulley, and a prussic of your choice.

Belts are a PITA IMO.
 
billyboy

billyboy

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I surely wouldn’t want a belt in a tree. Got a box of rope from CNC pro with some very nice lengths and made a couple adjustable lanyards.
 
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