SMC T-Anchor
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Locale: Mt Hood
SMC T-Anchor on 11/27/2006 01:31:04 MST Print View

From what I've read, SMC recommends using 3 or 4mm cord to be used on the anchors. This seems heavy to me. Can you use Aircore guy line, or does the small diameter line get cut by the anchor(line against aluminum)? Is there a differant method to attach guylines to the anchor, like using Ursalite Micro Carabiners to somehow attach the guyline to the anchor?

Steven Nelson
(slnsf) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
Re: SMC T-Anchor on 11/27/2006 10:34:42 MST Print View

Attach a loop of cord to the T-Anchor, then either girth hitch it to your guyline, or use a small clip or 'biner. Make sure you use one that has a high enough fail strength if you'll be out in strong winds or heavy snow loading (the Ursalite ones should be fine; Ryan uses them for this purpose).

I've used cord as small as Triptease with the T-Anchors and had no problems with wear; I've not tried the Aircore line.

Ben Pearre
(fugue137) - MLife
Chafe gear? on 05/03/2013 09:48:08 MDT Print View

I'm thinking of trying thin cord through chafe gear--e.g. some 4mm o.d. plastic tubing. Any recommendations of what kind of tubing might work well?