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Kartessa


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So, I'm shopping for a new rope...

My partners are refusing to play with me until I put down my "scary string of death". I still think the old rope is fine, but after a bit of chopping, I'm coming close to 40m remaining.

It's time for a new rope.

Here's the deal. I've found something that interests me, the specs look good on paper, and I'm usually more concerned about colour than handling.

The Edelrid Anniversary 9.7mm looks pretty, in an ice blue colour, its a bipatern, dry treated rope with 31%/9.2% Dynamic/Static elongation (yay stretchy and soft!), weighs a scant 61g/m but is UIAA rated for 9 test falls.

Here's the best part: It's only $185... squeaking in under my $200 budget.


So here comes the question part:

Is this too good to be true? I know Edelrid has some cheaper ropes, and some higher end ones, anyone had any experience with their longevity?

Also, considering I'm in Canada, I dont want to pay shipping fees or ridiculous duty at the border, can anyone recommend something stretchy, dry treated (in case it gets cold enough to go ice climbing this year), and under $200. That or if it comes in Bubblegum Pink, I'm sold.


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http://www.ebay.com/...=item2326d0c5f7#shId


Kartessa


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I was really excited until I check the shipping:

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US $48.75 Canada USPS Priority Mail InternationalTM Estimated Delivery within 7-11 business days

That, and the colour is all wrong


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And dont forget, since its not made in North America, I have to pay to import it... there's another $20 in duties...

Despite its $185 price tag on the Edelrid, It'll cost me $130 when all is said and done...


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Stop agonizing over it and just go ahead and buy the Edelrid. It's not like it won't work if it's not "perfect". It's a rope. And it'll be a door mat in a few years anyway. Ropes are consumables IMO. And yes, color is the most important thing Wink

M. (midnight blue currently)


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gunkiemike wrote:
Stop agonizing over it and just go ahead and buy the Edelrid. It's not like it won't work if it's not "perfect". It's a rope. And it'll be a door mat in a few years anyway. Ropes are consumables IMO. And yes, color is the most important thing Wink

M. (midnight blue currently)

Normally I wouldn't agonize over it, except it won't be in stock until early Feb.

Means I have time to bug you guys


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Kartessa wrote:

I was really excited until I check the shipping:

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US $48.75 Canada USPS Priority Mail InternationalTM Estimated Delivery within 7-11 business days

That, and the colour is all wrong

well that's a damn shame. free shipping down here. The color is sub awesome, but the price makes up for it. You can have 2 ropes for the price of one. crap, maybe I should buy a second one.


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I think you must be playing with us. You posted a rope just a bit ago what cost less than $100. How do you get by with one rope anyway? I have will over 15. Edelrid makes kick assed product and they invented kernmantel rope, but they typically don't mark the middles so plan on buying a rope marker.

ps, maybe check to see if yer sponsors will get it for ya.

Kartessa wrote:
So, I'm shopping for a new rope...

My partners are refusing to play with me until I put down my "scary string of death". I still think the old rope is fine, but after a bit of chopping, I'm coming close to 40m remaining.

It's time for a new rope.

Here's the deal. I've found something that interests me, the specs look good on paper, and I'm usually more concerned about colour than handling.

The Edelrid Anniversary 9.7mm looks pretty, in an ice blue colour, its a bipatern, dry treated rope with 31%/9.2% Dynamic/Static elongation (yay stretchy and soft!), weighs a scant 61g/m but is UIAA rated for 9 test falls.

Here's the best part: It's only $185... squeaking in under my $200 budget.


So here comes the question part:

Is this too good to be true? I know Edelrid has some cheaper ropes, and some higher end ones, anyone had any experience with their longevity?

Also, considering I'm in Canada, I dont want to pay shipping fees or ridiculous duty at the border, can anyone recommend something stretchy, dry treated (in case it gets cold enough to go ice climbing this year), and under $200. That or if it comes in Bubblegum Pink, I'm sold.


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Can't your sponsor help out with the rope? :-p


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BillyCrook wrote:
Can't your sponsor help out with the rope? :-p

If I was sponsored by a rope company, maybe...

The last rope I got free was a 50m, 10.5mm... Not even close to what I'm lookin for


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Check out these guys, They have a few ropes on sale and free international shipping.
https://www.prolitegear.com/...ing/Climbing%20Ropes

For some local flavor eh
http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp

Look at Just ropes.com I think they have free shipping and are running a sale as well.
http://www.justropes.com/


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jeepnphreak wrote:
Check out these guys, They have a few ropes on sale and free international shipping.
https://www.prolitegear.com/...ing/Climbing%20Ropes

For some local flavor eh
http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp

Look at Just ropes.com I think they have free shipping and are running a sale as well.
http://www.justropes.com/

Thanks for the links dude.

I work at MEC so I know what they have Cool

I'm almost set on this edelrid, the only catch being that it doesnt come into stock until a week after the trip I wanted to buy it for.


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jeepnphreak wrote:
Check out these guys, They have a few ropes on sale and free international shipping.
https://www.prolitegear.com/...ing/Climbing%20Ropes

For some local flavor eh
http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp

Look at Just ropes.com I think they have free shipping and are running a sale as well.
http://www.justropes.com/

Holey shit... No free shipping at prolite ($73 to ship to canada)

And Just ropes wants $50 to send up here.


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seriously you work for MEC and you can't find a decent ropeCrazy

I thought that was the whole point of working outdoor retail


Kartessa


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yodadave wrote:
seriously you work for MEC and you can't find a decent ropeCrazy

I thought that was the whole point of working outdoor retail

The one I want, I can't have right now... The other in-stock option is a mammut transformer.


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Have you tried Gear Express? They usually have killer prices.


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theextremist04 wrote:
Have you tried Gear Express? They usually have killer prices.

Called them before... They would if their shipping wasn't $70


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just buy it from MEC

Wink


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Kartessa wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Check out these guys, They have a few ropes on sale and free international shipping.
https://www.prolitegear.com/...ing/Climbing%20Ropes

For some local flavor eh
http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp

Look at Just ropes.com I think they have free shipping and are running a sale as well.
http://www.justropes.com/

Holey shit... No free shipping at prolite ($73 to ship to canada)

And Just ropes wants $50 to send up here.


Oh well now. . .that sucks I missed the very small print of free shipping in the lower 48... Unsure it meens I always get free shipping Cool


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bearbreeder wrote:
just buy it from MEC

Wink

That's the plan, but since I want a rope before I go away, I was looking for any suggestions that are comparable to that rope in both specs and price.

God forbid you give a useful response.


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whait a minute. . . You work at MEC. . . ????
Use your employee discount and get a rope. I meen Elderid makes good ropes and all but you should have a bunch of good ropes to select form that fall under you $200 price limit if you dont have to pay retail.


Ok here a a bunch of Canada based gear stores check them out and seed if that floats your boat. I just googled this list so I hold to account of accuracy.

http://www.altitude-sports.com/

http://www.mountainmagic.com/

http://europebound.com/store/

http://www.thorncrestoutfitters.com/store/customer/home.php


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Kartessa wrote:
bearbreeder wrote:
just buy it from MEC

Wink

That's the plan, but since I want a rope before I go away, I was looking for any suggestions that are comparable to that rope in both specs and price.

God forbid you give a useful response.

you work there and you want us to tell you what to buy ????

just go buy any decent rope ... ask the people who work in yr climbing department what they use

hopefully you dont work in the climbing department yourself Wink

i mean honesty, between all the beals, mammuts, sterlings, maxims, edelrids, etc at MEC .... you cant make a simple rope selection?

Tongue


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Kartessa wrote:

I was really excited until I check the shipping:

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US $48.75 Canada USPS Priority Mail InternationalTM Estimated Delivery within 7-11 business days

That, and the colour is all wrong
Gear express has that Rocklight for a buck 29. Since the ebay is blocked at work, can't tell you how the prices compare.

http://www.gearexpress.biz/...mp;Product_Code=6117

Then there's this bipattern for 145:
http://www.gearexpress.biz/...p;Product_Code=5405C

But be sure to check out all their ropes. they got a bucket load well under 2hun.


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Kartessa wrote:
theextremist04 wrote:
Have you tried Gear Express? They usually have killer prices.

Called them before... They would if their shipping wasn't $70
opps, didn't see this...
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Nevermind.


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donald949 wrote:
Kartessa wrote:
theextremist04 wrote:
Have you tried Gear Express? They usually have killer prices.

Called them before... They would if their shipping wasn't $70
opps, didn't see this...
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Nevermind.
Could you have it shipped to the local post office in Vegas/JTree before your trip?

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