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highballer


Mar 21, 2002, 7:45 AM
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i was wondering which kind of rope to get for sport climbing...how long and how big etc. thanks
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Personally, I have a 10.5 50m. The guys I know that are REAL good climb on 9.8 or 10.2. I went with the bigger rope because I do a lot of toproping with it and it is just more durable. My two cents.


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Sterling 10.2mm. Beat rope I have used. You will have to deterimine what length you need.


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I have 10.5 60m non dry. I went for the 60M cause I thought it was better to be too long then too short.

Steve


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Choosing a rope is a pretty personal decision, but it definitely helps to have the experienced opinions of the people here.

To help you make your decision, I suggest becoming very informed on all the aspects of the different ropes available. Here is a pretty good article that can explain it all for you so you can feel more comfortable making an informed decision.

Choosing a rope depends alot on what you'll be doing with it. Whether it's sport leads that push your limits or top-roping; trad or ice. These are the basic things you'll want to think about when you go to buy your rope.

As mentioned above, a thicker rope is, generally-speaking, more durable and can take more falls, but weights more. As with anything, there are pros and cons to each rope. So weigh them all and make a decision that suits your style and type of climbing.

Good luck and I hope this helped.

Mick


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I use 130 feet (small sport routes) 10.2 sterling dynamic rope. The 10.2 is lightweight yet has great elasticity and fall life.


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Beal. Beal, Beal, Beal, Beal, Beal.

Lowest impact forces on the market. Durable. Passed the edge test. Reasonably priced. Light weight. Best of all worlds, basically. The 10.2 is good for a working rope. 9.7 or even 9.4 (yahoo!) for hard redpoints.

-Jay

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If your going to be working routes,
go with a 10.5 or 11mm.
Get a 60 meter, because there's nothing
worse than coming up short.
Also spend a little more, and get a dry rope
because the sheath tends to be a little
more abbrasion resistant.

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I dont know, the 11 gets a little bit bulky for me. 10.2-10.5 I think is well rounded because it doesnt weigh alot, its not bulky,...i dont know i just like it.


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  I repeat, if your going to be WORKING
routes, go with a 10.5 or 11mm.
The reason being, when your working routes,
you are taking more falls, handdogging, etc.
You need a rope thats burley enough to take
the abuse.
I lead everything on a 10.5mm.
And Miagi, were you not just recently asking
what gear you would need for sport climbing
in another post? Dude!


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I have a Maxim 10.5 x 50m but recommend there 60 m

TROB


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I have a 10.5 PMI dry rope. It's hard to belay with, but it's been good to me. It's taken... I won't say how many falls, it may scare me. The knotability of it is great and it clips nicely. I used my friend's 9.9 or 9.8, I don't remeber, and it was great. Clipped like great, weighed nothing. Knotting was great and super easy to pay out slack with.


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ive got a new england ropes 10.5 x 60m non dry. good think sheath withstands abuse well...a wee bit heavy on leads, but ill pull the extra weight for the additional falls it takes (although i hear the thinner ropes are heaven to lead on)


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Sure, 9.8 is great...
if your flashing a route.
But, unless yer rich(I am not)and can
afford to replace ropes often,
your not gonna be working routes with it.
(well, not for long that is)


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I likee the 10.2.
Like it most soiled w/ cat urine (but this is only for professionals).

Bulldog


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Beal 10.2 50m


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