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kman


Jan 4, 2002, 12:56 AM
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Any suggestions on what size rope would be good for me? I already have a 10.5 non-dry that I use for rock, but that obviously is no good for ice use. My dillema is on what size ( diameter cause I've already decided on 60 meter length ) I should get for a double rope for ice use. I could get 2 smaller diameter ones to save weight but I would like 1 to use for mountaineering aswell, so I need something thick enough for that but thin enough to save weight on a double rope set up.




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i agree with the technician.
if you are into ice and mountaineering and
since you already have a 10.5 then i would also reccomend dry twin 8.5s. this gives you good bail capacity on long routes and the added safety of two ropes.

i have also led hard cracks on a single 8.5.
im not saying you should do this but...


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Without going into the pros/cons of doubles (there are a couple of threads on them already you can search for), they are the way to go for ice but be warned, two half ropes weigh more than one single. For general mountaineering it is not uncommon to us a single 8.5mm. I used one of my 8.5's for just that last week in a gulley with W2 ice and plenty of snow so it would have been more of a slide than a 'fall'. For more vertical ice two ropes are nice. Just think about all those wicked sharp things wailing around the ropes.

Yeah doubles, sweet dude.


wallhammer


Jan 7, 2002, 7:24 PM
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you might check out acmeclimbing .com they have dry 7.6 for eighty bucks each. it still makes my rear end pucker after paying one forty each for bluewaters.


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Yeah, but Len,

Bluewater makes SWEET stuff, You get what you pay for, ya know.

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