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Have just been given loads of mountaineering rope,will that be ok for using as an anchor rope.

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What diameter/breaking strain? It should be OK.
 

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Looks like 12mm but don't know what the breaking strain is.Thought it would be at least two ton but not sure.

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It is great stuff for anchor rope, nice to handle and store, the only problem with it you have to knot it, it can't be spliced. Wish I knew some climbers.
 

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It is great stuff for anchor rope, nice to handle and store, the only problem with it you have to knot it, it can't be spliced. Wish I knew some climbers.

Yep, its very limp and stretchy - great for an anchor rope. If you need to put loops in it, try whipping instead of splicing - or shrink crimps. Personally, I use a thin version of parachute cord for whipping - and melt the ends to finish it.
 

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To have a son who runs an outdoor pursuits centre, when any of the climbing ropes get a nick in them, or they are past their "sell by" date, the old man puts a few quid in the Xmas Party pot, & takes them of their hands!:yeah:
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