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A shock absorbing traveller - hadn't thought about that.
Another place for it is traveler controls; Beth & Evans use it on their traveler to limit shock loads during jibes.
It wouldn't absorb much, if you have enough purchase; still, my traveller line is getting tatty and I do have a newly retired 8.6 mm ice rope that would fit nicely. Since I don't
fall leading ice, it only has raps on it
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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