Recently a RopeLab subscriber asked if I could explain how the spring mechanism in a carabiner gate worked. I must admit that I had not thought this was a mystery as I have seen so many
Since 2014 I have done 100’s of drop tests and most of these have taught me something new about the ropes and equipment we use as technicians. I have shared results and discussed testing methodologies with many
A discussion of the MPD, Clutch, and Maestro and a few of the features that make them more appropriate for some tasks.
A report considering the use of Screw Bolts in soft rock for temporary anchors.
Rope technicians have access to more instructional opportunities than ever before. Courses, books, online references, and videos mean that skills including speed rope ascents, passing knots, use of new devices, etc are now common. However, one thing