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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).

Gear Report

The Gear Report displays a list of the gear that is on the workspace. The report is helpful when pre-planning your equipment needs.

To display the report, choose Gear Report on the Gear toolbar.

A checkbox at the bottom of the dialog allows you to "simplify" the gear list. When this checkbox is selected, items that are only differentiated by the text that is contained within parenthesis are combined into a single item. As shown below, when this checkbox was selected the seven carabiners in the dialog on the left were combined into a single "carabiner" item in the dialog on the right.

The Save button at the bottom of the dialog allows you to save the list of gear as a comma separated values (CSV) file. After saving the file you can open the file in your CSV-compatible software (e.g., Microsoft Excel).