Review by: dredsovrn, 2004-05-05
These ropes are great. They held my first trad lead falls. The pair weight about as much as a single 10.5 on lead, but much less than two 10.5's (if you are trailing a second on multipitch). Nice hand as well. The rope clips easily, runs freely, and halfs allow a lot more protection options. They also make it easy to make your belay stations multidirectional.
These will be easy for the leader and tough on the belayer. Not unmanageable, but be prepared for some snarls the first few times. My favorite lead ropes.
Get yourself an ATC-XP or DMM Buggette for a belay device to handle these skinny cords. You may want to double up on biners on rappell for better control.