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mountainrat


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What kind of rope do you use? What kind do you recommend? What kind do you NOT recommend?

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brogan


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I like Sterling. I have had Mammut and it worked great too. I recomend a 9.8 to 10.2 and avoid using a Gri Gri all the time and invest in a rope bag it will definetly make the rope feel newer longer. Oh and look around because you should never spend more than $110 US on a rope.


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Personally I like Edelweiss (sp?) Stratos. They cost more, but they seem to last twice as long as many other ropes. Sterling would be my second pick. I also always get a 60m.


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can anyone recommend a good dry coated 8.5 awell?

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I just bought a new Maxim 60m bi-pattern dry rope. It is amazing. I have also owned a mammut rope that performed great. 9.8 to 10.5 works great.

AW


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I will have to agree. I have the very same Maxim and I love it. No problems here. And the colors are cool too! blue and purple!


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BLUE WATER all the way


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BLUE WATER!!!!!!!!


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Rope? Who uses THAT stuff anymore?

I use mammut on my rare roped climbs


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Blue Water is good and cheap, and I have one-but I love my Sterling.


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I use a Mammut 10mm Galaxy. It has a very stiff feel and I do not recommend it. Consider the Mammut 10.5mm Flash. That is what a lot of my friends use and that is what I will buy next.

What ever brand you choose go with the duodess pattern. It does cost more but it will make rappels and TR's much easier.


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Buy the cheapest 10.5mm x 60m rope you can find. Most all hold the same amt of falls etc, but you should look at price if you are "strung out". Then look at Impact Force and buy the one with the lowest rating meaning that it will transmit the lowest force to you and your gear when you take a fall.

When you first get the rope, DO NOT FLAKE IT OUT!!!! This will introduce a million twists in it and you won't even get 1/2 way out before it is a knotted mess. The secret is to grab the rope as a spool, and put one arm through the top, and one arm through the bottom, and ROLL it out. It was put on like that and you must unroll it like that. Keep your arms tight against the rope and it should roll out completely. Do this on your living room or bedroom floor, not at the crag. Then you can give it a couple of flakes along the entire rope length to make sure all the kinks are out, and then flake it into the rope bag.

And the point about not using a gri-gri to lead belay is a good one (unless you are aiding). Unless you PUSH rope into it slowly, and not pull it out, it will twist the rope. ATC's don't do that as much. However, for bringing the second up, it is great!!! Just slap it on the power point of the cordelette, and start pulling rope. It actually twists it LESS and is more comfortable than the ATC!!! I carry mine on every route now. Really nice to have since you just worked your butt off on the lead, you don't want to work any harder bringing your buddy up.

Also, I find the bi-color to be a not needed waste of money. Just buy a big fat Sharpie pen and mark a 1-2 foot dark black mark on the middle (flake from the ends to find the middle). That way, you can just look down in the pile and find the middle. I also like to mark one small (1") stripe per 10' of rope left from each end for like the last 30' (30" = 3 stripes 20' = 2 stripes 10' = 1 stripe) so you can be exact on how much rope is left. Really helpful for stretching pitches and combining them. Keep these small but spaced 2" apart so they are easy to distinguish from the big fat 2 foot middle mark. I hope this helps.

TRADitionally yours,

Addiroids


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I bought an edelweiss stratos, 10.5x60m it seems to get the job done. I think I got it for around $115. Mark the center, it helps!

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