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woodse


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I say 60m cause it always better to have a little longer of a rope rather than too short!! They weigh a little more but you can climb higher!

Just my opinion.


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Some places require a 60 to be able to lower now, so better to have more when not needed, than less when needed.


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You definitely want to go for the 60. It is better to have it than to get stranded only feet from your next anchor.


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I would also tell you to get the 60. Even if everywhere you climb only requires a 50m, the first time you find somewhere new where the 50 is too short, you'll be glad you bought the 60. Plus if part of the rope near the end gets damaged you can always cut it off and still have a rope long enough to climb on.


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60.


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I would even say 70m. I don't know if they have those in the USA, but in my country I can use it really well (e.g. in Freyr, Belgium).
For one-pitchroutes the end of the rope lays on the ground so you don't have to carry it anyway.


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In so. Illinois were most of my climbing is done it would be useless for me to carry a 60m around; more to tie up, more weight, more to untie, less room in my pack for beer and jerky, etc. Now if I head to Red River Gorge, KY my 2nd most climbed area, a 60m would come in handy.

Just figure out were most of your climbing will be done at. Tell your retailer were you plan on climbing, should he be a gentleman he will tell you 60 or 50...

climb on!


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I'd agree with the 70m if you can get your hands on it. For gym only climbing you could porbably get away with a 35-40, but for outdoors 60m is quickly becomimng the standard.


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60 definitely, or can you jump 10 meters?
3 meters short is a helluva mess to get out of.


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I definitely agree w/ the guys above - Go 60!

You never know when it's going to make a difference, but it will, eventually, and you'll really regret not spending the few extra bucks on it. For the same reason, go for a 70m if you can, I don't believe you can ever have too much rope. You can find 70m ropes on http://www.sportextreme.com, I've seen them for pretty fair prices there, for what it's worth.

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60m


talons05


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Get it as long as you can, man.

AW


philclark


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60m for sure!


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Dude, buy a 300' (~90m) SPOOL of rope. You'll get a better DEAL, and can lead WICKED LONG PITCHES with it.


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Get a 60 but buy a thinner cord (10-10.2) to save a little weight. I am seriously thinking of running 2 9.6 cords on long pitches where bail potential exists. Get a "short rope" for the gym and "sport" climbing (which is neither). Short ropes are ropes the maker used in tests and then cut off the stressed section. Cheap.
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We were climbing at the Red this Fall and as the leader came down from a one-picth sport climb he was about 15 feet from the ground and we were out of rope(using a 50 meter). Don't let that happen to you. We had to lead another rope up (60meter).... it took some of the fun out, although it's funny in retrospect.
I'm gonna buy a 10 mm 70meter.


litedawg


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Can you jump 10 meters?

I didn't think so.

The weight is minimal compared to the advantage of a bit more rope length.


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60m is always a safe bet


climbnwill


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Go with a 60m!

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wolftek


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60m


squeeks


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60 always. are there 70's available in the US?


blimpdriver


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A 60. I feel that you normally get a better deal and you never know when you will need the extra 10 meters...Its worth it


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