I just got back from a clinic on mountaineering and rock climbing where I work. This was conducted by someone who used to guide at Mt Rainier and has climbed to the summit 16 different times. He has also climed the second highest peak outside of Asia somwhere in South America. The point is this guys life depends on his equipment. I specificly asked about 1" military spec. nylon tubular webbing and he said almost no stretch. They use it for anchor points when top roping. Also, not all climbing rope stretches. It depends on the type of climbing you are doing as to what type of rope you are using, static line or dynamic load. This info can be obtained from the packaging when you buy the rope. It will list, among other things, the elongation characteristics and load rating.
Last edited by gstepclassical; 04-18-2007 at 07:31..