Messing with Ropes
Basically, this is an experiment to see what sort of loads are being generated in a short tight rope in my back garden.
I’m using all of my quite old rope access equipment. This doesn’t get taken out very much as the rope is pretty old. I wouldn’t use it for any height work.
I have a rope attached to two trees just over 5 m apart with one Broadweigh Blue shackle each end. One end has a Petzl stop fitted. To tension the rope, I used a Petzl shunt and five pulleys. See the pics below for the full horrific details!!