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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 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).

Working with Webbing

Add webbing to the workspace

Do one of the following:

  • Begin to type webbing and drag the webbing from the Gear Finder (or type the full word webbing and press Enter).
  • Drag the Webbing icon from the Knots & Ropes section of a gear pane.

Connect webbing to other gear

  • Drag-and-drop the webbing onto other gear to connect the webbing to the gear.
  • To connect webbing to a knot, first put the knot on the workspace. Next, use your mouse to drag the webbing and drop it on the knot (i.e., the webbing must be dropped on the knot; you can't drop knots on webbing). Webbing will only connect to knots that can be tied using webbing.
  • You can connect the ends of webbing using a rope joiner.

When you drag the middle of a piece of webbing, a red dot appears to show you that you are dragging the webbing. Some gear, such as the water knot (which is a bend) and rope joiners, can only connect to the end of webbing.

Display the webbing shortcut menu

Click your right mouse button on the webbing to display its shortcut menu.

Change the color, strength, width, etc of webbing

You can change properties such as the color, strength, width, etc of webbing in the properties pane. Knots that are attached to webbing are displayed in the same color as the webbing. Learn how to specify the width of webbing in mm, cm, and inches.

Tips for working with webbing

Watch a video that explains the nuances of working with webbing.

Watch a video that explains how to work with rope and webbing.

Learn about the knots that can be connected to webbing.

You can rotate slack points, rope joiners, and the red dots on the end of webbing to change the twists in the webbing.

You can use rope joiners to invisibly connect the ends of webbing. This is a great way to create a webbing "runner."