Nitrox wrote:Twins generally aren't lighter than single ropes.
Vitaliy M. wrote:The rope is going to be used mostly in the Sierras. We plan on doing some glacier, steep snow and some technical rock for now. Then as our skill increases we will get into the steep ice and more technical climbs.
Make sure to rope up for Middle Palisade glacier.
Ben B. wrote:Nitrox wrote:Twins generally aren't lighter than single ropes.
Right you are. I'm comparing twins to doubles. But a single length of twin is up to half the weight of a single length of single, and if you need full length rappels or want the security of two lines on lead, twins will be around 20% lighter than doubles.
Depending on the manufacturer there is almost no weight difference between twins and doubles. The Mammut Twilight and Phoenix come to mind. I'm sure if you look you can find heavier doubles but you can also find really light doubles too.
If you have to ask what rope to get then a single is the answer.
Snowslydder wrote:I am going to go with ExcitableBoy's choice for a single rope. Thanks SP
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