EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

Workshop - How strong is your rope?

Session code: WT2

Workshop / Technical, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Dr Bob Mehew


The mobile BCA Rope Test Rig will be present on site and in operation during the whole event (bar the day of the Field Trip to the other rig). Bring samples of 2.5m length for testing on this simple dymanic rig and find out how many drops your rope can survive.


I have been BCA’s Rope Test Officer for over 10 years and tested well over 1000 samples of rope. We have both a mobile rig and fixed rig instrumented to measure the energy required to dynamically break a rope, see CREG Journals 75 & 90.