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Callum

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Free climbing rope book
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:11:45 AM »
The British Mountaineering Council have just produced a great 32 page booklet to help climbers and mountaineers choose suitable ropes and provide advice on how to safely use and maintain them.

ROPES - A guide for climbers and mountaineers

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Re: Free climbing rope book
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 08:43:17 AM »
Callum,

Thanks for the tip, but I'm afraid the link is to a file on your local hard disk.

Here is an alternate link:
https://www.thebmc.co.uk/Handlers/DownloadHandler.ashx?id=1228

And the page announcing the publication (including a pair of videos):
https://www.thebmc.co.uk/ropes--a-guide-for-climbers-and-mountaineers

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Re: Free climbing rope book
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 08:40:12 AM »
Thx Krenaud ::) Videos are worthwhile too - a good link :)

Lyle Brotherton

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Re: Free climbing rope book
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 12:41:07 PM »
Great stuff Callum & Krenaud :)

I have a difficult relationship with old kit, especially if it still looks in great condition, I continue to use it. Whilst this is fine with my old stove, I just end up with cold tea :( for ropes and associated kit it is more problematic. 

Again, like so many aspects of safety we discuss on the Forum it is centred upon acceptable personal levels of risk and these obviously vary amongst us. If the risk is individual then this is our prerogative, if the risk involves other, and climbing with a partner using my ropes does, then this is different. It is an issue I wrestle with and have not satisfactorily resolved. 
“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance” - Plato

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Re: Free climbing rope book
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 06:53:47 PM »
That's a book about climbing ropes that's free.  Not a book about ropes for free climbing...

<sorry: feeble climbing 'joke'...>