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Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord

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The Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord provides greatly improved performance over the traditional knotted rope, producing effective snow profiles with minimal effort. The Rutschblock Cord is virtually indestructible. The large loop handles at both ends of the Cord are easily grasped with gloves. This cord is made of 3/64 industrially rated steel cable with a Safety Orange PVC coating and a working strength of about 270 pounds making it virtually indestructible in the backcountry environment.The Rutschblock Test is one of the snow stability tests used for identifying potentially weak snowpack layers. (Weak snowpack layers are easily triggered by skier weight.) Every snow study and test site should be safe, representative of the avalanche terrain and undisturbed. The Rutschblock Cord and Stuffblock Bag can be used as two additional tools; as an aid for emergency navigation in poor visibility conditions and as the bag used in the Stuffblock Snow Stability Test.Pouch comes with instructions for performing various snow stability tests, including Rutschblock, Compression, Stuffblock, and Shovel Shear Tests.

- CampSaver.com

Drop nightmarish cornices safely and create clean cuts for your rutschblock tests with the steel Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord. This 19-foot, industrial-rated steel cable has small metal 'knots' to aid cutting through rain crust and heavily compacted snow. Two large loops on either end give you and a partner a tight hold on the cord, and once you're done making your cuts, the whole thing packs up inside the included drawcord pouch.

- Backcountry.com

Description Of Brooks Range Rutschblock CordThe Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord provides greatly improved performance over the traditional knotted rope, producing effective snow profiles with minimal effort. The Rutschblock Cord is virtually indestructible. The large loop handles at both ends of the Cord allow for easy grasp with gloves. This cord is made of 364 industrially rated steel cable with a Safety Orange PVC coating with a working strength of about 270 pounds.The Rutschblock Test is one of the snow stability tests used for identifying potentially weak snowpack layers. Weak snowpack layers are easily triggered by skier weight. Every snow study and test site should be safe, representative of the avalanche terrain and undisturbed. The Rutschblock Cord and Stuffblock Bag can be used as two additional tools as an aid for emergency navigation in poor visibility conditions and as the bag used in the Stuffblock Snow Stability Test.FeaturesLightweight cable is virtually indestructibleLow profile swage springs slice through snow and iceLarge loop handles can be used with glovesBright orange cable can be used for emergency navigation in poor visibility conditions

- US Outdoor Store