Round slings (22)

Round slings: the ALLROUNDER in climbing and mountaineering

There are only a few pieces of equipment while climbing, which can use as practical and versatile as round slings. The sewn slings can be used for the self assurance, the belaying, and finally also to extend and create interim backups. Made be they made of polyamide or Dyneema and in various prefabricated lengths offered.

Why round slings are made?

Used to come only webbing slings used, which were cut even to the desired length as the metre purchased in mountain sports. A special band loop knot helped to shape the open loop to the round Sling. At the latest with the introduction of lighter and thinner Dyneema material this design came to their limits. Because with all the benefits that entails Dyneema, the material has a decisive disadvantage. Dyneemafasern are significantly smoother than polyamide, which moves the material in the node and can change up the sling load itself. Because the knot strength is not so given, Dyneema can be used only in tightly sewn slings.

What is the length of round slings for whatever purpose

, The classic lengths for round slings are simple, double and quadruple shoulder width – so 60 cm, 120 cm and 240 cm. The shortest loop serve mainly as a self-locking or interim backups at the thread of hourglasses and binding of rock köpfeln. The middle are the classic belay station sling and long 240 loops are used mainly to bind large rock points.