Review by: AuburnRocks, 2007-04-12
The Enduro was my first rope. Four years later, it's still in rotation, and commonly so. The sheer durability of this rope has made it worth the coin.
The Enduro like any other rope has it's where's and why's. It's features are strong in some places, and a hinderence in others.
Where's - Anwhere you want a rope that will last, the Enduro is on point. Also anywhere where rope wieght is of little concern, such as any top-rope route. If you only top-rope, lighter daintier cords are going to lighten your wallet more than your climb.
Why's - Any light-pursed newcommer is going to find this rope a nice fit. It will take the abuse you dish out while learning your do's and don'ts.
Another bright point for beginners is the ropes girth. The large diameter makes holding a fall by the belayer much easier, since the 11mm generally maxes out the max. width for most belay devices and the added friction gives the brake hand relief from the stress of having to pull hard to keep the rope from slipping (it should be noted that this aspect can also cause poor belaying habits; and if a slimmer cord is gone to after the Enuro, you must be ready for the change in rope attitude.) I once lowered my partner off a top-rope route with just one finger on the rope as it went through an ATC-XP, but that's retarded and he was talking smack about Justin Timberlake, so it was justified.