I've been using the purple/green Endurance with a Hitch Hiker for a couple months. I love it. I like that it feels like it has less stretch then the Yale 7/16"s the I was using previously. Might be a little less knotable than others lines, but if you're climbing SRS, it's not like you'd be...
￼I love seeing all these variations. At first it made me think of an f8, but moving the bend in the rope in-between the hitch and the biner, but I realize it's quite different. This is my take on it. I wish the quickie was wider so I could use a larger diameter cord.
One thing I really noticed that changed when I switched to srs is planning. I found it a lot easier to think of how I could plan my climb from the top down so I could incorporate natural crotch redirects and have my "tip" above me. Of course this only really works with basal anchors.
For basal anchors there should be terms for things like the last crotch that a climber uses on the ascent side, or the last crotch on the anchor side, whether the highest point is on the ascent side, anchor side, or the middle, etc, etc. Mostly me being a little too anal, but it might help with...
Those who have tried out a diy, micro pulley, wrench, does a shorter or longer tether work better? Since the lever of that the wrench has isn't present, I'm trying to understand which length the tether should be.
I wish I had more experience with a crane. I feel like my cautiousness will override my curiousity. I removed one today. I noticed these brown marks between some of the rings. Does anyone know what they indicate?
Where I am, EAB showed up a couple years ago. We're starting to see it spread, but slowly. I feel like any day it will be seen everywhere. I can read about the signs, etc., but I'm curious what arborists, in the field, think about working with infested trees.