Click on the 'Link' to read about the myth:   Ques_Mark  Ques_Mark  Ques_Mark  Ques_Mark  Ques_Mark

Myth #1: You should replace a dropped carabiner because of undetectable "Micro-Fractures".

Myth #2: If a harness has a belay loop for attachment, by-pass the belay loop with a carabiner; connecting the waist belt with the leg loops.

Myth #3: People stranded in a sit harness all have similar problems to overcome.

Myth #4: A High Strength Tie-off (Frictionless Hitch) needs 3 wraps around the anchor.

Myth #5: Dressing a knot makes the knot stronger.

Myth #6: A Figure 8 knot tied "backwards" is 10% weaker.

Myth #7: Racks should be used with the bars facing the user: i.e. facing the flat side of the rack.

Myth #8: Cleaning rope with a pressure washer drives the dirt particles deep into the fibers.

Myth #9: Walking on rope damages it.

Myth #10: Personal recreation vertical gear / descent devices are suitable for commercial applications such as ropes courses, climbing walls, and industrial applications.

Myth #11: Opposite and opposing carabiners used in conjunction establish a more secure connection.

Myth #12: While climbing, body belays are preferred.

Myth #13:  15 to 1 is the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) safety standard.

Myth #14:  Prusik cord lengths should be standard.

Myth #15: Rope strength can be determined by looking at the manufacturer’s

Myth #16: Belays are required.

Myth #17: Knots should be backed up.

Myth #18: Double Loop Knots are stronger.

Myth #19: Gibbs Ascenders are good for commercial and cable applications

Myth #20:  The Rule of 12 applies to both high line tensioning and haul systems.