- Conforms to EN 564
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Is 7.2kN and 6mm suitable for a toprope...
Is 7.2kN and 6mm suitable for a toprope climbing anchor?
Would it require that I always double up the cord?
I prefer slings when I build a toprope anchor, but the minimum amount of strength for a bombproof anchor is standardized no matter if you like cordelette or slings. 14kN (3,147 lb.) is the minimum strength that I feel comfortable with for any toprope anchor
This cord is suitable for setting up anchors, and top ropes. However if you wish to use this cord repeatedly for toproping, and let's say that is how you primarily access your climbing routes I would suggest something in the 7-8mm range.
This is strictly for the longevity of your cord. Should you use this 6mm repeatedly for an entire season of setting up TR's it will see significantly more wear and tear than something of a thicker diameter. I would push for the 7-8mm cord for setting up top ropes.
If you're looking for something to use for multipitch climbing I would suggest something along the 6-7mm range. This size will pack small, be lighter, and be easier to handle. You don't put as much strain or work on a piece of cord when multipitch climbing as you do when soley top roping off an anchor.