Originally Posted by WV
Thanks, Grizz. That's why I asked about the loop over the MSH.
I think it is a different situation if the loop goes over something with a radius smaller than that of the cord (which does not, at least should not, occur when hanging). The force on that rod or whatever it would be is equal the the sum of the forces on the sides of the loop, and expresses itself as compression on the cord at the point of contact.
That's why I went looking for a pulley problem, because that's a better expression of the loop over the webbing with a toggle.
Now I have to go find my lost spherical chicken.