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gblauer
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I am making my annual gym rope purchase. I am seeking a cheap, 60M, 10MM (or less) rope. If you happen to see any great deals (~$100) would you kindly ping me or post up? Thanks!


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I have been using the tendon smart 10mm, I used to only use indoors but then a buddy left my rope at the crag and she was never recovered so i've been using it for sport too and she's great.

She does like to get kinky.

A review:

http://info.rockrun.com/...ndon-smart-10mm.html

I live in Canada and bought it from a retailer online here for 100 (they had a promotion code that gave you $15 off and they offer free shipping in Canada for orders 100+ so it was a great steal)

http://www.lacordee.com/...art-10mm/lnx-smart10


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I just picked up a couple new England equinox 60m 10.2 for about 145 each. I'm sure a thrifty shopper could find them for 125 or so. Badass rope. Feels like a cloud is catching you.


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I'll second that just got the equinox a month ago sweet rope! I got mine for $152.


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Someone on MountainProject started a thread about special sales going now. Don't know if any of the links have rope deals, but may be worth checking.

http://mountainproject.com/...bing-deals/107900288


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 Gail,

Check your PM's


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Do you really need a 60-meter rope ? My gym is not a small one (Rock&Jam in Denver), and their lead ropes are a hair under 30 meters. Or were you thinking to cut the 60 in half ?


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jomagam wrote:
Do you really need a 60-meter rope ? My gym is not a small one (Rock&Jam in Denver), and their lead ropes are a hair under 30 meters. Or were you thinking to cut the 60 in half ?

I cut my ropes in half.


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http://www.alssports.com/....aspx?pf_id=10123381
code 'seasonswap' knocks another 10% off

or

http://www.alpenglowgear.com/...-and-Cordage-c94.htm

60m starting at $105


skellie


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Sorry to derail the topic, but what makes some ropes so much cheaper than others? I've owned a couple cheap-o New England ropes that worked fine, and lasted just as long as others. Sure, the more expensive ones handle a little nicer, and bi-pattern is nice to have, but it doesn't seem to be worth the extra price.


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for regular cragging on anything less than 5.12 or so ... not a single darn thing price wise ...

now some ropes do feed easier than others through a gri gri but i have 100$ tendons that feed better than 250$ mammuts ...

unless youre doing ice, alpine, sending crazy hard sport/trad ... stick with the cheap ropes

the best is when people go off online or at the crag about needing those this duodess dry treated fancy brand name $$$$$ ropes to send a 5.9/10/11 sport climb ... or even better for TRing

Tongue


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bearbreeder wrote:
for regular cragging on anything less than 5.12 or so ... not a single darn thing price wise ...

now some ropes do feed easier than others through a gri gri but i have 100$ tendons that feed better than 250$ mammuts ...

unless youre doing ice, alpine, sending crazy hard sport/trad ... stick with the cheap ropes

the best is when people go off online or at the crag about needing those this duodess dry treated fancy brand name $$$$$ ropes to send a 5.9/10/11 sport climb ... or even better for TRing

Tongue

If the price of your rope has a effect on whether or not you climb 5.12 or harder, you most likely are doing something wrong.


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guangzhou wrote:

If the price of your rope has a effect on whether or not you climb 5.12 or harder, you most likely are doing something wrong.

nonsense ... once you get one of those 9.1mm blue water icon ropes ... you magically transform from a pumpkin to a 5,14 climber ....

add some dry treatment and yr suddenly a 8000m mountaineer ...

Wink


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bearbreeder wrote:
guangzhou wrote:

If the price of your rope has a effect on whether or not you climb 5.12 or harder, you most likely are doing something wrong.

nonsense ... once you get one of those 9.1mm blue water icon ropes ... you magically transform from a pumpkin to a 5,14 climber ....

add some dry treatment and yr suddenly a 8000m mountaineer ...

Wink

For really hard attempts on my project, I use a single rope in the 8mm range. One designed for a double rope system.

Without this, I can't get up 5.11 because of the extra weight.

Dry treatment also adds weight to the rope, the dry treatment causes me to get pumped faster than non-treated ropes. SlyWinkMadMad


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http://www.rei.com/...m-x-60m-non-dry-rope

I just picked up one of these and have been very impressed. It's very supple, feeds easily through my GriGri, is relatively light, and is bi-colored. Everyone who's used it has been equally impressed.
Cut it in half and you've got your gym rope.


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I accidentally ended up with a 70m bi-pattern when I ordered a 60m normal rope and I have to say, it's really really nice to have that extra 10 meters, and makes finding the middle stupid-easy. Is it easy to find the middle with a middle mark? Hell yeah. But it is really nice to be able to see where the middle is well before it gets to your belay device, or when rapping to be able to see exactly how much more rope you need to drag up.


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saint_john wrote:
http://www.rei.com/...m-x-60m-non-dry-rope

I just picked up one of these and have been very impressed. It's very supple, feeds easily through my GriGri, is relatively light, and is bi-colored. Everyone who's used it has been equally impressed.
Cut it in half and you've got your gym rope.

bought the 10mm version and it did not last long at all, i also know someone with the boa and they had issues with it as well within a few weeks

its not the price as my 85$ tendon ropes lasted MUCH longer ...


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skellie wrote:
Sure, the more expensive ones handle a little nicer, and bi-pattern is nice to have, but it doesn't seem to be worth the extra price.

What is or isn't worth is very subjective. The extra $50 a nicer handling bi-pattern rope costs is dwarfed by the amount of money I spend on post climb drinks during the lifetime of said rope.


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jomagam wrote:
What is or isn't worth is very subjective. The extra $50 a nicer handling bi-pattern rope costs is dwarfed by the amount of money I spend on post climb drinks during the lifetime of said rope.

$50 is a cam ... would you rather have a cam + "cheaper" rope or ... a just a rope that works functionally no better without the cam

or a bundle of nuts .... or a harness ... or a shoe resole ...

your call

$$$$$$ is no guarantee of "nicer"handling ... ive still got a mammut galaxy duodess somewhere and it was never truly "nice handling" ... especially after the first season

Tongue


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gblauer wrote:
I am making my annual gym rope purchase. I am seeking a cheap, 60M, 10MM (or less) rope. If you happen to see any great deals (~$100) would you kindly ping me or post up? Thanks!
http://www.gearexpress.com/
I have always found gear express to have the largest selection of ropes. They have a couple 50meter ropes in the 100 dollar range. Found some 60m in the 130 range. Happy hunting.


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...and makes finding the middle stupid-easy. Is it easy to find the middle with a middle mark? Hell yeah. But it is really nice to be able to see where the middle is well before it gets to your belay device, or when rapping to be able to see exactly how much more rope you need to drag up.

DO be sure to verify that the pattern change is in fact in the center of the rope length. They can be off, and in at least one known case where a person was injured, by a LOT.


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robx wrote:
...and makes finding the middle stupid-easy. Is it easy to find the middle with a middle mark? Hell yeah. But it is really nice to be able to see where the middle is well before it gets to your belay device, or when rapping to be able to see exactly how much more rope you need to drag up.

DO be sure to verify that the pattern change is in fact in the center of the rope length. They can be off, and in at least one known case where a person was injured, by a LOT.

When I got the rope it was the off season, so I had plenty of time to fool around with it and yeah, ended up measuring it out a couple times.


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http://www.gearexpress.biz/...mp;Product_Code=5616
Edelrid Merlin 8mmx50m double. Coming in under 5 pounds for $140.

http://www.gearexpress.biz/...Product_Code=443502C

Edelwiess Sharp 8.5mmx60m double. Coming in under 6.5 pounds for $180.

Has anyone have any experience with either of these ropes. I have owned an Edelwiess, buddy owned an Edelrid. I have been happy with both.
Intended uses are, bringing up small seconds, my young sons. Tag lines for multipitch requiring two ropes for raping, which might make the 60m a better choice. Possibly canyoneering, which carrying the shorter thinner lighter 50 a better choice.
Thoughts?


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saint_john wrote:
http://www.rei.com/...m-x-60m-non-dry-rope

I just picked up one of these and have been very impressed. It's very supple, feeds easily through my GriGri, is relatively light, and is bi-colored. Everyone who's used it has been equally impressed.
Cut it in half and you've got your gym rope.

they are selling the same thing on ebay for $80 with free shipping and I got two so run to REI and return it


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You lead climb on a 8mm half rope? Uh....yikes?
I really didn't think that to be smooth.

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