Rope Elevator





Introduction: Rope Elevator

How to make an elevator by using rope.I am not liable for any stupid thing you do like any injuries or even death.(you will probably die if you got a rope to weak and if you made it really high) .

first get rope. for length go and measure the hight you want it and multiply it by 4. for its strength you can by a rope that can with stand your weight or if you have rope i suggest making it and testing it.
this is my first instructable so tell me what you think

Step 1: Marking

fold the rope in half an mark the middle.

Step 2: Marking Knot

take the rope and lop it through your belt holes. make sure the middle of the rope in the back. wrap it around and cross the rope in the he front. mark it were it crosses

Step 3: 8 Knot and Reknot

make an 8 knot and bring the knot down to the marks you just made then take hte othrre end of the rope and retie. this video should help

Step 4: Making It Work

take the to lengths of rope and put them over a tree branch or something and pull on the rope.



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    You are relying on a few things here, the failiure of any one of which could kill you. Your arm strength with no back up if it fails (which it will sooner or later) A rather thin looking branch (bark girdled or not) A completely crappy and unsuitable peice of rope which has NO place in any climbing system. Your belt loops- your BELT loops- this is the truly unbelieveable part of the whole thing- you are prepared to stake your life (and the life of anyone else who follows your "instructions" on a few bits of cloth sewn on with cotton? WHEN these fail you will be hanging by your armpits from the rope (assuming it doesn't break under the shock) for as long as your arms can hang on (assuming you didn't let go with the shock). If you are stronger than you look - or if the rope gets caught on something- you will suffocate and die, probably in less than 20 minutes. Have a nice day

    COMPLETELY AGREE. dont post stuff that will people killed.

    I have been using a system like this for multiple years now on the same branch with only a few differences. firstly, I use stronger rope. Secondly, instead of a figure 8 loop, I use a Portuguese bowline, Spanish bowline, or bowline on a bight. all three of these knots create a slightly better support system, as they all have two loops. Thirdly, to combat the arm strength problem mentioned by jtpoutdoor, I have a loop connecting the two sides of the rope (a prusik knot on each side so it can slide). finally, I have a foot loop to make it easier to ascend. if you look up tree climbing, you can find equipment and examples to do it correctly.

    I'm very interested in your project ! I'm a climber also, and would love to go into much more detail, if you want to contact me, on youtube my page is BatmanProject777. Send me a message there and I can help you find very thorough info to do this the best way available !

    i would suggest NOT using this method very often on a tree that you'd like to keep alive...and i'd also suggest never using the same rope twice for it (and deffinitely DO NOT USE nylon rope for heaven's sake)...the friction across teh branch will be immense and you can seriously damage a tree this'll burn right through nylon rope doing this

    Think about the TREES! PETTA People for the Ethical Treatment of Tree and Animals... "For all living things sentient or non-sentient"

    PHSSSSSS!!!! LOL the tree will be fine. But, even if its not, its just a tree. PATH People Against Tree Huggers.

    i'm not a tree hugger...but the attitude you're showing is why the forests on this planet are being's never "just a tree"'s some animal's home, it's shade, it's a CO2 scrubber, it prevents soil errosion....start thinking about things other than yourself for a day

    there's a difference between a treehugger and someone who is actually smart enough to understand the importance of something. just because you are ignorant and never consider the consequences of your actions doesn't mean you have to let the whole world know it AND make us smart folks sorry to be labeled under the same species as you. 'Crapflinger' (hehe) is right, trees ARE that important. and 'i kill stuffs' that co2 comment was just stupid. why the hell would anyone be proud of contributing to global warming? think before you say something stupid, and if you have to do it, say it to your dog, cat, doll, or imaginary friend. dont say it here.