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I am about to buy my first rope. I need some help. I am going to use to rope mostly for top-roping. I will also use it some for sport climbing(about 1-2 weekends a month) and a little trad climbing (about 1 weekend a month or every other month). I don't think I'll be caught out in the rain and freezing weather hardly at all and I'd like a rope that is durable and handles well.

I have narrowed it down to two ropes. I would like to know which one you would buy and why. Here are the description of the ropes. Thanks for the help.

Edelweiss Axis 10.3mm x 60M Dry Rope
This rope features the Edelweiss Everdry treatment which means it will absorb less water in wet conditions, making it lighter to pack out and quicker to dry. The Axis offers excellent performance, good looks, and Edelweiss construction.

Specs:
Diameter: 10.3mm
Length: 60M
Falls: 10
Elongation: 6.4%
Impact Force: 8.5kN
Weight: 71 gr/M
Dry Treated
UIAA Certified
Color: Blue

Mammut Eiger 10.5mm x 60m Non-Dry Rope
Specification Description
Weight 4.71 kilograms
Dimensions 10.5mm x 60m
Impact force 9.3 kilonewtons
UIAA falls 7
Working elongation 8 percent

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Based on specs the Edelweiss looks like the better rope all around.
I have a different edelweiss rope and have been happy with it.

However, I've noticed that a lot of experienced climbers seem to like mammut ropes more than any others. This in spite of their generally higher impact forces. I'm curious about this, and would like to hear from some mammut fans exactly why they prefer them.


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I'd like to hear from any Mammut fans too


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I'd like to hear from any Mammut fans too
Mammut all the way :P


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I like mammut ropes, in fact I just bought the mammut revelation, but I think the edelweiss will better suit your needs, which is primarily durability, then impact force, then weight.

the edelweiss is rated for more falls, has a lower impact force and is most likely a little lighter than the mammut because it's smaller in diameter. It will work well with any standard belay device.


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I have both an edelweis and a mammut, although of smaller diameters. I usually use the Mammut. I like to feel of it and it is more flexible to me. But, I am not a rope expert by far. I just know what I like.


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That's the rope I use. I love it. Gives a nice, soft catch in spite of my boyfriends stubbornness regarding dynamic belay. We've been using it for lead climbing, and it's less than a year old. I prefer Mammut (duh, just check my profile pic and see my car!), really, I'm spoiled and I trust the living hell outta it.


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i too am thinking about getting the edelweiss axis.

what do you want a lower impact force for the rope?


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Does anyone know if the Edelweiss Axis is marked at the halfway point? Why don't they put this information on the web???

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I have a Mammut 10.2mm rope, and, of all the ropes I've used, it is the best about not kinking, and has the best general feel. And it's been that way since day 1. It has also held up extremely well to all kinds of abuse over the 3 years or so I've had it. Other than minor discoloration due to dirt, and a faded middle mark, it looks good as new.

YMMV.


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elwood54 wrote:
Does anyone know if the Edelweiss Axis is marked at the halfway point? Why don't they put this information on the web???

Thanks.

The Axis is NOT marked at the halfway point.


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i just bought the mammut eiger and used it, i had no problems with it at all, nice and supple, though it did get a little fuzzy after rubbing the rock only a little. i am considering buying another one.


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Hi All,
I have ny 2nd Mammut Eiger 10.4 x 60m rope and I have had tremendous luck with all of their ropes thus far and not-so good luck or nearly as good luck with the Sterling Evolution.

We use my Mammut rope for everything from top roping to trad, to sport, and it has help up very well. I also do really like the long elongation factor (prob b/c it is a 10.4mm versus the Sterling's 9.8mm which we did not like at all.

I am sold on Mammut ropes myself and, have found them to be a lot less costly than Sterling's, Petzl, etc. I would buy another (and plan to) Mammut rope any day! My Mammut rope shows only black carabiner discoloration on it from top roping and no wear!

Love Mammut ropes! I got my Eiger for a mere $145 with a rope bag! not the best rope bag in the world of course for FREE but it works esp and a nice ground tarp!


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Funny story. I once purchased an Edelweiss Axis and it was still in the original bag in my van when I gave a chick a ride one day. She saw the rope and said, "I hate to tell you this but I owned one of those once and it was the worst rope I ever owned. It kinked so badly that my friends would not climb with me. I finally just threw it away."

A couple of months later that rope saved my life in the biggest fall/accident I ever had.

Now to confuse you even more, my favorite ropes are Mammut!


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