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Best rope question.

Postby ChristopherFranklin » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:50 pm

I need a rope and I thought I'd ask here, my requirements are around 120', dyno, dry, and light as possible. Rope would be used for glacier travel (2 man) and rappels.
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby mconnell » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:21 am

Edilrid Flycatcher is lightest (last I knew).
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby ChristopherFranklin » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:19 pm

Well let's start with this what thickness should I use? I was looking at the sterling duetto 8.4 but my partner thinks that's too thin.
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby mrchad9 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:25 pm

I've used a 7.7 mm rope for glacier travel and full rappels. Normally I have one about 8mm and 30 m long.
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby WyomingSummits » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:27 am

8.4 is plenty, but it's never "wrong" to go a little heavier if it provides one of you with peace of mind. If he's sketched out at the idea of rapping off an 8.4, go to something he's comfy with. Compare the weight differences and see if the peace of mind is worth the extra ounces. He won't have as much fun if he's worrying about the rope the whole time. :)
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:43 pm

Why does he think 8.4 is too thin?
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby Fletch » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:18 pm

I use a 9.2, but i'm fat...
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby ChristopherFranklin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:22 pm

Yeah I wanted ice floss but he didnt want to use a twin or half rope, I ended up buying a 40m 9.2 fusion nano alpine. 51g per m. It's a lot heavier than the floss but i'll have a rope I can lead climb on after the trip.
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Re: Best rope question.

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:32 pm

^^^^

This is why I have three ropes even though I don't really rock climb.
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