SMC Spider descender

lonniels

Active Member
#6
I am not sure Dave, the RIG is rated slightly more at 14 kn. This looks like it should be more. I might contact SMC and see why.
 

monkeylove

Well-Known Member
#11
Talked to Dave today at the expo, he said SMC rates it where it fails as a whole. In this case it was where the rope failed. They treat it as a failure point when anything fails, not just the device itself. That number is based on their test ropes. The failure point will vary some depending on the actual rope used in your system.
 

DSMc

Well-Known Member
#13
Talked to Dave today at the expo, he said SMC rates it where it fails as a whole. In this case it was where the rope failed. They treat it as a failure point when anything fails, not just the device itself. That number is based on their test ropes. The failure point will vary some depending on the actual rope used in your system.
If you have a chance could you ask him how the rope failed? That is substantially lower then the MBS of our climbing lines.
 
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