Loads on e2e friction hitch

Hosocat

Active Member
Location
Alabama
Question about loading on a friction hitch. For discussion lets say a friction hitch is tied on a climbing line using an approved hitch such as vt and a hitch climber pully. Lets say climber is 200 pounds. Would the force applied to the e2e cord be 100 pounds on each leg of the e2e?
 

treesap

Well-Known Member
Location
east TN
yes and no, since its still only a single piece of rope, each eye would only see 100 pounds, but the cord would still see 200 pounds

better safe than sorry tho, and treat the whole thing like its under 200 pounds
 

Brocky

Well-Known Member
Location
Michigan
If the hitch is tied correctly then both eyes are weighted and they will see equal loads, anything that happens before they exit the hitch doesn’t affect the loads on them.
 

Hosocat

Active Member
Location
Alabama
Thanks for the responses. So now, continuing with the same climber and gear. If he is climbing drt, the load on the e2e friction hjitch would be 100 pounds, or 50 pounds on each leg of the e2e? (Assuming no friction at tip)?
 

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