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Oct 2, 2012, 2:10 AM

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Re: [TimeSpiral] Top Rope Question - Attack of the n00bs
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TimeSpiral wrote:

Does every new rope come with an UIAA seal or is that an attribute I need to be looking for when shopping?

I'm sending you this link so you can understand better. Read the second answer on that thread, its very informative.

Second hand rope with no known history may as well not have any kite mark on it as far as I'm concerned. You can't put blind faith into something as important as rope.
Sports climbing is tough on rope because we tend to take more falls and multiple short falls will add to its mileage.
Remember, a ropes ability to absorb energy diminishes each time its subjected to a load.

I think in the long run, this second hand rope (that you are not going to climb on ;)) will teach you a lot because its made you aware of the dangers and that's perhaps something you wouldn't of become aware of if you had just gone out and purchased a new rope. There is now a world of information at your fingertips to help you become an expert of the rope you own and once you have become your own expert you will never again think about compromises.

(This post was edited by DemolitionRed on Oct 2, 2012, 4:30 AM)

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