Trango Cinch

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  1. Waldo

    Waldo Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    I have been thinking this for a while now, how is the cinch an OK work positioning device? The most common place I see it used is on a climber's lanyard. All literature I have read about the cinch is that it is an assisted belay device. The user guide fairly clearly spells out that when there is a load on the device a brake hand must be placed down rope of the cinch. Is there an exception that I don't know about? Should we allow this to be used for climbing comps?
     
  2. Steve Connally

    Steve Connally Well-Known Member

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    Used one for a long time for the lanyard adjuster. I see no reason not to allow it!
     
  3. Steve Connally

    Steve Connally Well-Known Member

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    It passed the dead man test. Let go and it locks off.
     
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    Waldo Well-Known Member

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    The reason not to pass it is the manufacturer does not recommend, labeled, or tested as a work positioning tool.
     
  5. Steve Connally

    Steve Connally Well-Known Member

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    Well. There's the answer to your question. Sounds snippy but not meant to be.
     
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  6. Crazy_Jimmy

    Crazy_Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    it also recommends being used with a dynamic rope I believe
     
  7. colemanjessenz

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    Certified for use with dynamic ropes only. It is both ce and en rated but the en rating is for mountaineering braking devices.
    If i can remember rightly, you can use it in comps when used with dynamic ropes....... Basically , i'd be pretty happy to use one if the positioner wasn't invented :)
     
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    treewill Active Member

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    Shhhhhhhhhh! It works and no one (that I know of) has brought up its use as a lanyard adjuster at ITCC.

    Everybody just be cool...
     
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  9. Crazy_Jimmy

    Crazy_Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    LOL must be what you use
     
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