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plmber


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i usually use a10.3 from edelweiss would like to go with a smaller diameter but how do you go much smaller if you belay with a grigri


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plmber wrote:
i usually use a10.3 from edelweiss would like to go with a smaller diameter but how do you go much smaller if you belay with a grigri
9.7 is the minimum for a grigri.


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mine says 10-11


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plmber wrote:
mine says 10-11
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Yep. 10-11 is engraved on the grigri's body. In the documentation, it is specified that 9.7 is ok.

Look at page 7
http://www.petzl.com/...RIGRI%20D14601-I.pdf


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I have a 9.8 Sterling Velocity that I bought on gearexpress (short dynamic ropes) for relatively cheap. It's held up pretty well, other than initially attracting a lot of dirt, handles well, and has a nice catch.


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My 9.1 locks of reasonably well with a GriGri. One does have to be careful with that small of a rope though.


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plmber wrote:
i usually use a10.3 from edelweiss would like to go with a smaller diameter but how do you go much smaller if you belay with a grigri

I bought bunch of petzl Fuse rope off REI cheap. 9.4 x 70 meter $145 shipped. got one left if you want it.


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if you have to ask, 10-10.5mm is probably what you need.


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I completely agree with you here. There is absolutly no reason to go with a rope smaller than 10 mm unless you specifically need it for the weight savings. You might go with as small as a 9.8, but smaller than that just means that your rope will wear out much more quickly. Maybe the OP can tell us exactly why he wants a smaller rope.


jbf101


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I was looking into purchasing a rope for the first time (To do a combo of sport/TR climbing).

Currently in afghanistan so i can't really do much but read reviews and whatnot, however i have been looking at the Sterling Marathon 10.1 MM 60m rope. It should be more than enough to climb most of the routes in Hawaii (Tis where im stationed)

I used to TR off and on for about 3 years, then work got in the way, looking to get back into climbing. Convinced a few guys out here to do it with me... Money is really no object...

Any suggestions other than that?


saltydog


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look for the best deal on a 10-10.5 mm x 60m that you can find. get that one.


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Currently in afghanistan so i can't really do much but read reviews and whatnot, however i have been looking at the Sterling Marathon 10.1 MM 60m rope. It should be more than enough to climb most of the routes in Hawaii (Tis where im stationed)
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You can't get a better rope than a Sterling Marathon, so if mondy is no object I would highly recommend that one.


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The Marathon is a killer rope. Perfect for both TR and lead imho. Super durable line taboot.


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I love my 9.8 Petzl Nomad so much that my wife bought me another for christmas. Such a smooth rope.


Vinny_A


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shockabuku wrote:
I have a 9.8 Sterling Velocity that I bought on gearexpress (short dynamic ropes) for relatively cheap. It's held up pretty well, other than initially attracting a lot of dirt, handles well, and has a nice catch.
That was my first rope and its great, I would highly recommend it. I've since moved onto a Nano 9.2 which works fine with the GriGri still.


crazy_fingers84


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sterling evolution velocity 9.8 mm.

i will never buy a dynamic rope larger than 9.8 again... go smaller if you can afford it.


mikebee


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The Marathon is a killer rope.

Is that really a good thing? ;)

I just bought a 9.7mm Bluewater. It's only been out for one weekend so far, but I've been pretty impressed already.


climbonwood


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I use a 9.8mm (mammut) rope and love it. Anything much bigger just doesn't feel like it runs as well through a grigri. But unless you are redpointing really hard routes, anything smaller is a waste of money as it will wear quickly. More importantly I would make sure to get a rope with a length of at least 60m and preferrrably 70m unless you are only climbing very short routes.


slablizard


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9.8 Nomad X 70M. Love it.


climbingaz


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Just my opinion, but I wouldn't get much smaller than 10mm unless your using it to redpoint routes off your ticklist. Something in the 10-10.5 range is best for all-around climbing.


RNclimber


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Hennessey wrote:
I love my 9.8 Petzl Nomad so much that my wife bought me another for christmas. Such a smooth rope.

I also have Petzl Nomad 9.8 and I love it. I use it with a grigri and have no problems catching
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sp00ki


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USnavy wrote:
My 9.1 locks of reasonably well with a GriGri. One does have to be careful with that small of a rope though.
Define:
- reasonably
- well

Seriously, not joking. Just bought a 9.4 and am curious about this...


vegastradguy


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sp00ki wrote:
USnavy wrote:
My 9.1 locks of reasonably well with a GriGri. One does have to be careful with that small of a rope though.
Define:
- reasonably
- well

Seriously, not joking. Just bought a 9.4 and am curious about this...

in a regular fall, the grigri will lock up on just about anything- its those slow falls or rests or a fall on a rope with alot of friction that the cam may not engage on ropes smaller than 9.7 or so. this is why you keep your hand on the brake- your brake hand holding the rope will cause the cam to engage on the grigri- regardless of what is happening on the climber end of the rope.

i know lots of folks who will use the grigri on anything that could be called a rope- from 7.1 twins to 11mm fatties. your best range of control on the grigri, though, is from 9.7 and up. below that, the release gets a little dicey as does the catch- but being aware of this and maintaining control of the rope (like you should be anyway) will keep you alive.


kachoong


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Here'a couple of ropes on sale I just saw earlier...

Bluewater Accelerator 10.5 60m for $133

Blue Water Eliminator 10.2 70m for $154

Mammut Flash 10.5 70m for $150


daggerx


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for sport i use a 9.2 for trad a 10.0 and for aid a little thicker


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