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ja_bills


Feb 28, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Hey everyone, I know that this is my first post on here so bear with me. I am looking at getting a new rope. I am mostly lead climbing on 5.10-5.10+ with some top roping.
I am looking at two different ropes
the First: http://www.backcountry.com/edelweiss-curve-arc-9.8mm-climbing-rope

the second:http://www.rei.com/product/809407/mammut-apex-classic-105mm-x-60m-non-dry-rope

what do you guys think would be the better for me to go with or do you have any suggestions. id like to keep the price around 175 as i am a poor college kid.


donwanadi


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I have the apex classic and have no complaints though I am no expert. I don't see any reason to risk a smaller rope as I am not doing anything hard enough to justify the need to reduce weight.


Traches


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I'm no expert either, but the Edelweiss looks like a steal just because bicolor ropes are usually a bit more expensive, but that doesn't matter much if you're just sport climbing at the crag. I also prefer a little skinnier rope (I got a 9.4, but that's almost too skinny).


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Sterling evolution velocity gets awesome reviews and you can get a 70m for $168 from Moosejaw (use code SPAD15 in your cart). The 60m would be even cheaper.
http://www.moosejaw.com/...9_10208_10000001_-1_

Price your biggest issue? http://www.bentgate.com/...tml?AdID=337--446222


ja_bills


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awesome find.

next problem: what color to get?


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Pink.




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If its your first rope just get the Ally 10.3mm. Its some $129 for a 60m (full retail). There is no reason to drop a bunch of cash on your first rope, play the game a bit, see how you like the rope, then be more selective on your second rope purchase run.


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ja_bills


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not my first rope just looking to get something new


bill413


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ja_bills wrote:
awesome find.

next problem: what color to get?

What color shoes & harness do you wear?


jolery


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ja_bills wrote:
Hey everyone, I know that this is my first post on here so bear with me. I am looking at getting a new rope. I am mostly lead climbing on 5.10-5.10+ with some top roping.
I am looking at two different ropes
the First: http://www.backcountry.com/edelweiss-curve-arc-9.8mm-climbing-rope

the second:http://www.rei.com/product/809407/mammut-apex-classic-105mm-x-60m-non-dry-rope

what do you guys think would be the better for me to go with or do you have any suggestions. id like to keep the price around 175 as i am a poor college kid.

My partner bought an edelweiss ropes - within days it had a core shot - and we had only been climbing routes we'd climbed a hundred times before with no rope issues. Within a few months there were numerous areas that were either severely abraded or core-shot. Worst rope I've ever seen in my life. They are cheap for a reason.

Mammut ropes are solid.


dan2see


Mar 1, 2012, 1:13 PM
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Always choose the rope with the coolest color.


moose_droppings


Mar 1, 2012, 4:43 PM
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bill413 wrote:
ja_bills wrote:
awesome find.

next problem: what color to get?

What color shoes & harness do you wear?

Yep, very important they don't clash.


bearbreeder


Mar 2, 2012, 12:09 AM
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it actually matters sometimes if you want to be able to see the middle marker on your rope ...

or want to be able to see the rope in poorer lighting conditions ...

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ecade


Mar 2, 2012, 6:12 AM
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For indoor leading I use this rope
http://www.lacordee.com/eng/product/tendon-smart-10mm-single-rope/lnx-smart10

its cheap, has a nice hand, and with 36% elongation is a fairly sure bet for a soft catch.

I've never used it outdoors and likely wouldn't as i have better ropes for outdoors and I prefer to use a rope that doesnt stretch so much because outdoors has more features that I could hit on a larger fall. I bought it online at Lacordee plein air and if you use promo code Natur3 you get $15 off. this is a Canadian online retailer and I live in Canada, don't know where you are from.

For outdoor sport i bought this somewhat impulsively after my petzl zehpyr 10.3 sheath tore while pulling up the rope to rap and clean at anchors on a sport route... I like her..http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Climbing/RopesCordage/SingleOver10mm/PRD~5024-416/sterling-rope-marathon-pro-10.1mm-rope.jsp

I use this one for trad and multipitchs, she is a great price for a full feature rope, and might still be available at REI (plus it worked logistically for a trip I did down south otherwise I'd have been overweight and would have had to pay extra cash for bags) They had it before in a different colour and might still have it on clearance and the price was like 160 http://www.rei.com/product/783832/new-england-glider-bi-pattern-99mm-x-70m-dry-core-rope

3 great ropes at or lower than the price you wanted. just depends what you are going to do with them.


moose_droppings


Mar 2, 2012, 10:34 AM
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bearbreeder wrote:
it actually matters sometimes if you want to be able to see the middle marker on your rope ...

or want to be able to see the rope in poorer lighting conditions ...

Wink

Nope, fashion trumps safety everytime.

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