Falling physics that Every Climber Needs to know

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Falling physics that Every Climber Needs to know
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Impact forces during Lead Climbing Falls - a bonus episode of Belaying Masterclass

Understand what role rope length, stretch and friction plays in climbing falls and you will be an awesome belayer ;)

Ryan testing real climbing fall forces:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8z6adEqaOs

There is no Gravity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc4xYacTu-E

And I intentionally skipped talking about fall factors... they almost mean nothing in lead climbing scenarios.
Fall factor = fall distance / rope length... But it misses the factor of how the climber was stopped (hard catch vs soft)
And you can't compare fall factors of lab experiments dropping weights vs real life, because climbers body will absorb 70% of the impact compared to rigid weight drop
https://www.petzl.com/BE/en/Sport/Fall-comparison-with-rigid-human-mass

And please don't tell anyone that 1kN is EQUAL to 100kg because not only it's approximation it also depends on the context ;)

0:00 Intro
0:25 What is Force
1:59 Gear rating
5:54 Soft gear breaking at low kN
7:48 Dynamic Falls
10:54 Real life fall forces
11:22 Big whipper vs Small fall
17:07 Friction

Here is a bunch of other goodies:

DMM break sling:
https://dmmclimbing.com/Knowledge/June-2010/How-to-Break-Nylon-Dyneema%C2%AE-Slings

Gravity changes from month to month:
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/sensing-our-planet/matter-in-motion-earth-s-changing-gravity

Simple way to calculate Impact forces:
https://sciencing.com/calculate-force-impact-7617983.html

Max allowed force for climbing ropes:
https://www.petzl.com/BE/en/Sport/How-was-the-max--impact-force-of-12kN-determined-

Rope drag Friction increases the force on a climber:
https://www.petzl.com/BE/en/Sport/Consequences-of-poor-rope-drag-management-in-a-common-fall

GriGri vs ATC impact force
https://www.petzl.com/BE/en/Sport/Influence-of-the-belay-device

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Ben

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Video Language:
English
Team:
Hard Is Easy
Project:
Belay Masterclass
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20:00
Format: Youtube Primary Original Synced
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