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This also applies to cable, chain, and webbing.

Gear that is anchored includes anchors, rocks, trees, tripods, trucks, etc.

A "bight" is a simple loop in a rope that does not cross itself.

A "bend" is a knot that joins two ropes together. Bends can only be attached to the end of a rope.

A "hitch" is a type of knot that must be tied around around another object.

"Descending devices" (e.g., ATCs, Brake Bar Racks, Figure 8s, Rescue 8s, etc) create friction as their primary purpose. The friction in descending devices is always considered when calculating forces.

The "Safety Factor" is the ratio between the gear's breaking strength and the maximum load applied to the gear (e.g., 5:1).

Deleting Gear

Do one of the following to delete gear from the workspace:

  • Select one or more pieces of gear and then click Delete on the Home toolbar.
  • Select one or more pieces of gear and press the Delete key.
  • Right-click on a piece of gear and choose Delete from the shortcut menu.

Watch a video that shows how to select, connect, move, and delete gear.