Topic Author's Original Post - May 31, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
I just climbed Zodiac and there were 5 or so fixed rurps/peckers with either broken cables or cables that were about the break.
First off, a rant:
Black Diamond PLEASE STOP USING #2 CABLE. #3 cable is way more durable and stronger. I can't think of a single reason to use #2 cable. So until BD gets the message, anyone out there offering services for replacing #2 cables with #3? Moses?
Back to the topic:
Right now the options seems to be: thin 2mm or 3mm accessory cord or cutting a 1/2 piece of webbing at a very steep angle like below. Ideas?
Cutting half-inch webbing at an angle so that it will thread through a broken piton
I've been tempted to follow your suggestion, Clint, but the salesperson at the hardware store told me that the repair would be rather weak. Then again, in the good old days, we had only one option for RURPs -- 1/2" webbing.
I have not done such a repair on a climb myself,
but I wished I had something like this when doing the Shield back in the day (same problem with fixed RURPs and bad cables/slings).
I threaded one with the cable from an RP nut.
You would probably want to pre-solder the tip of the cable you are threading, to make sure it doesn't fray and prevent the threading.
Maybe also pre-bend the tip to about 90 degrees, to help with the threading.
Would also want a hemostat (very thin needle nose pliers) to grab the cable on the far side when threading.