Advice on techniques and equipment
The following articles outline safety techniques and how best to take care of equipment.
- Behaviour of rope under stretching during fall
An accurate numerical simulation of the consequences of a fall on the “safety chain” (assembly of rope, fixed points, karabiners, cords and other climbing gears) is essential for understanding the events and conceiving safety methods. Authors: Vittorio Bedogni (CAI), Andrea Manes
- Marking of Ropes by End-users
NOTIFICATION: Tests show that marking ropes with liquids such as those provided by felt-tipped pens can damage them; even with those markers, sold specifically for marking ropes.
UIAA Safety Standard 108 on Sharp Edge Resistant Dynamic Ropes suspended
Lowering Off and Abseiling