Could I use a shoe lace as a prusik in an emergency?

Could I use a shoe lace as a prusik in an emergency?

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By Kendra Jannah | Aug 19th 2015 |
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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Oct 15th 2015
Hi Kendra, That would have to be one serious emergency. Most shoelaces aren't constructed in the same way as prusik cord and as a result, they are no where near as strong and much more likely to melt in high friction scenarios. If you are particularly paranoid, then you could swap out your shoelaces for prusik cord before you go climbing, and then if this unusual emergency did arise, you would have 2 spare prusiks ready to use! Hope that helps, Dave

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Jan 27th 2016
It would probaly be easier if you used 6/7mm prusik cord for your chalk bag and a another prusik already tied as a gear sling for your rack.

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