Members: PowerCord

Sterling 5.9mm PowerCord Many companies manufacture small diameter, low stretch, high strength cord and these have mostly been marketed to rock climbers for setting multi-point anchors at belay stations.  One

Prusik Self Belays

In mid-2015, an interesting rescue was undertaken in which a climber became stranded mid-descent with a prusik self-belay.  Many of us have used and taught these systems, however this scenario was

Scientific Process

Recently, RopeLab was approached by a student asking for help in carrying out some tests for his year 10 school science project.  Tim had a good idea and we agreed

Members: Pulley Efficiency

Pulley efficiency seems initially like a simple thing to measure, however it presents an excellent opportunity to consider various aspects of experiment design. Experiment design At face value it would