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drake371


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I have been looking around at different dynamic ropes at different stores and can't really figure out what I want (mainly brand) so I was wondering what's the best deal right now for 60m rope that has double weave pattern (different on both ends) in the 10.0-10.5 range (per smaller then the 10.5)


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I know Backcountry.com has a 10.5mm Mammut 60 meter rope. I do think it has a middle marker, but don't think it is the woven type:
http://www.backcountry.com/mammut-eiger-10.5-classic-standard-rope-60m?CMP_SKU=MAM0344&MER=0406&mr:trackingCode=69B8F3DE-FBE4-E011-87D9-001B21A69EB8&mr:referralID=NA&avad=36495_e20fc5cf

I bought a similar rope a few weeks ago from Backcountry, it was 10mm and was only $75 with free shipping. I'm pretty sure they are all out of those now though.

I always check on mountainproject.com:
http://mountainproject.com/DirtbagDeals


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This might help, there is a part one but this video is more directed to your question.

http://youtu.be/7_cZHbuLcoY


drake371


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thanks forgotten about the dirtbag deals... I'll start keeping an eye out there, I hope to find something within the week.

YouWill787 wrote:
I know Backcountry.com has a 10.5mm Mammut 60 meter rope. I do think it has a middle marker, but don't think it is the woven type:
http://www.backcountry.com/mammut-eiger-10.5-classic-standard-rope-60m?CMP_SKU=MAM0344&MER=0406&mr:trackingCode=69B8F3DE-FBE4-E011-87D9-001B21A69EB8&mr:referralID=NA&avad=36495_e20fc5cf

I bought a similar rope a few weeks ago from Backcountry, it was 10mm and was only $75 with free shipping. I'm pretty sure they are all out of those now though.

I always check on mountainproject.com:
http://mountainproject.com/DirtbagDeals


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  Drake,

There's plenty of ropes here http://www.justropes.com/
You can research prices at http://www.spadout.com/
As you will find out, getting a rope with a bi-weave (different weave/color on each half) bumps the price considerably.


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i actually found a good elelrid on amazon for about $140. everything's reeeaaallly expensive to buy here in Japan. It's not a dry rope, but it has a prominent middle marker system and after a few uses and a couple small falls it's running awesome through my classic grigri. Who wants to climb in the rain anyways?


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drake371 wrote:
I have been looking around at different dynamic ropes at different stores and can't really figure out what I want (mainly brand) so I was wondering what's the best deal right now for 60m rope that has double weave pattern (different on both ends) in the 10.0-10.5 range (per smaller then the 10.5)

Bi-pattern ropes are fancy and all but they're mostly a frill. Save the money and spend it on something that's actually useful, like some extra lockers or slings.

Once you chop your rope, pattern changes and middle markers are essentially useless.


drake371


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The bi-pattern thing was more of a wishful thinking for the most part. I just haven't found anything that sticks out at as a really good deal yet.


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Try Here:

http://www.gearexpress.com/

JB


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Kartessa wrote:
Once you chop your rope, pattern changes and middle markers are essentially useless.
That's true, but I'm curious how many times this has happened to people. I've been climbing nearly 40 years - trad, ice, sport, alpine - have gone through about a dozen ropes, and have never once had to chop the rope due to damage. Nor have any of my partners.

[None of us has ever had to escape a belay in that time (which represents over 200 years of collective climbing experience), either, but that's a whole different discussion.]


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for people who take many falls ... chopping ropes is not uncommon ... i dont climb too much sport myself, but others i know have chopped their ropes over time


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Clymb still has some Sterling ropes left for ~$100


drake371


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Rudmin wrote:
Clymb still has some Sterling ropes left for ~$100

thank, never heard of that place before...just joined them....YEa they have a few 11mm ropes left...just to thick for my taste
I'll keep an eye there as well


DougMartin


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If your OK with 9.8, you can find a few Sterling Evolution Velocities (60m bi-pattern dry) for about $175, they are the colors from last year that are being discontinued. Neon yellow is one of them! The color is more obnoxious than a few of the guys that post here, but still $295 rope for $175 equals a great deal (Amazon.com a week or so ago)!


drake371


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I never been on a rope that small, how does it feel? I think the smallest I tried was 10.2 and was looking for something roughly 10.3 +/- 0.1


DougMartin


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You can tell its smaller but it feels and seems to handle better than my Mammut 10.1. But that could just be my brain telling me that because it's a $300 Sterling rope I got on the cheap!


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"I never been on a rope that small, how does it feel?"

It feels smaller, duh-uh. Thin is for less weight and bulk, especially for longer ropes. If those aspects are not critical, there is no benefit. My previous 9.8 did not wear well inside, being used with a cam-style device, nor outside. My present 9.9 BW Pulse is not wearing well outside either. Thin is to me less well managed for belay/rappel grip. For that aspect, 10.4 is much nicer imo. A buddy has a 10.3 Edelrid that causes much less heating from lowering, in his hand and in the device. Ropes also vary considerably in flexibility and tendency to twist from lowering.

Looking for a "deal" is imo a poor way to buy a rope, being what I've done every time. Maker's name seems to be a poor guide too. In short, good luck.

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9.8 is a great middle ground for lead climbing, but don't expect it to last if you're out TRing.


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