Rope climbing competitions have traditionally been a fun part of roping conferences and events. These events are simple. The fastest time recorded for climbing a defined length of vertical rope is the winner. Sometimes there are subtle
In early 2016, I wrote a short piece on Fall Factors. It is published as the article, Fall Factor. It was a brief article with a standard definition and a discussion of each of the following scenarios.
Tension load cells are not new, however traditionally they have either been heavy steam-gauge style machines or complex combinations of electrical components that seem more at home in a science lab than out on a roping job.
Pendulums present an interesting study of physics for rope technicians. A simple pendulum is made up of a point mass suspended by a string or rod of negligible mass. In rope systems, the the mass of the swinging
Most people understand that a load can be shared by two points. If the two anchors are directly above the load and equalised, they each feel half the load. Many people also know that if the two