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Comments by brianri (1)


Article: A Few Words About Climbing Ropes
I agree with you... I've owned lots of ropes from different manufacturers and I've experienced no consistency in performance/longevity/handling from one model to another. I remember seeing a rope test once in one of the climbing mags and the test results did not jive with the manufacturer's claimed specs so take those with skepticism. One thing I'd mention is generally lower impact force means higher stretch. There is a trade-off between low impact on the gear and high stretch of falling that extra five feet and hitting the ledge especially if you climb places where there are a lot of blocky ledges like the Gunks. Current rope: Maxim Glider 9.9mm, 60m.