Episode 014

Rope Compatibility

This episode’s theme is rope compatibility. Ensuring that your rope is compatible with your equipment is an important part of job site safety that isn’t always top of mind.

About This Episode

In episode 14 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, we welcome Gear Expert Michael Obuchowski as our guest in the studio. Michael first joined us back on episode 5 and is the Sales Account Manager for the Southwest Region of the US.

We talk with Michael about:

  1. Why rope compatibility is important when it comes to being safe while on the job.
  2. What things to look at when considering rope compatibility.
  3. Tips and tricks to ensure rope compatibility when purchasing equipment.

Our weekly insight stays in the theme of rope.

This week we discuss the effects of knots on rope. Topics include:

  1. The strength decrease caused by knots.

You can find our full blog post about the effects of knots on rope by clicking here.


We’d also like to take this time to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.

Why do YOU Climb?

We’d like to hear from you about why YOU climb. Email us a voice message at gearup@gearexperts.com about why you climb and what climbing means to you for a chance to be featured on the show – and win some swag of course.


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