Simple & Safe Rigging | Placing Cams With Proper Direction of Pull

Written By: Lance Piatt

When placing cams during climbing or placing anchors, the direction in which the cam is being pulled by the load is key part in safe and effective cam placement. When you fall on a camming unit, three basic factors decide whether it will hold or pull out: how well the cams grip the walls of the placement (friction), how hard the cams push out against the walls of the placement (outward force), and how well the rock on the walls of the placement hold up to the pressure exerted by the cams (rock strength). When you fall on a camming unit, three basic factors decide whether it will hold or pull out: how well the cams grip the walls of the placement (friction), how hard the cams push out against the walls of the placement (outward force), and how well the rock on the walls of the placement hold up to the pressure exerted by the cams (rock strength). For More… www.rescueresponse.com

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