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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.

"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).

Gear Builder

Overview

Read overview of the Gear Builder and how you can create your own gear.

General Page

Learn about the settings on the General page of the Gear Builder.
 

Graphics Page

Learn about the settings on the Graphics page of the Gear Builder.

Connections Page

Learn about the settings on the Connections page of the Gear Builder.

Ropes Page

Learn about the settings on the Ropes page of the Gear Builder.
 

Forces Page

Learn about the settings on the Forces page of the Gear Builder.