Genesis 8.5mm x 50m Dry Rope - Double


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Genesis 8.5mm x 50m Dry Rope - Double
Manufacturer Mammut
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Jun 14, 2002 / Jun 14, 2002
Object ID 371
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You will appreciate the Genesis' light weight and super strength, especially on extra-long zip-zag routes

Smaller 8.5mm diameter saves weight, but remember to pair it up
Kernmantle construction combines a dynamic, load-absorbing core nylon strand with a woven nylon sheath for protection and durability
Super Dry treatment repels water and dirt, increasing rope life
Double ropes are designed to be used as a matching pair; handling, elongation and strength differ from brand-to-brand and size-to-size
Impact force based on UIAA test for double ropes.. Imported.


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tiefenthaler - Aug 20, 2002 10:52 pm - Voted 4/5

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We have used this double rope now for 4-5 years (ca. 12-15 multi-pitch climbs/yr). The rope is still in good shape and should be good for another 2-3 years.

Pro: Solid ropes, good waterproof treatment, good "feel", not much prone for internal twists

Con: relatively heavy, expensive

depclimb - Apr 7, 2003 3:10 pm - Voted 5/5

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Having just finished the second winter season on these ropes and the dry treatment is still great. I would also mention the nice handling feel of the Mammut ropes.

hmronnow - Aug 13, 2003 12:06 pm - Voted 4/5

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I have a 100m bicolour Genesis double rope. I.e. it changes from yellow to yellow with black stripes at the middle.

Bought it about 4-5 years ago, and cannot quite remember if it was the dry version - in any case, it soaks pretty easy by now. Have since first posting this review been in touch with Marmot - very service minded. They explain that even their dry-ropes after 5 years of regular use loose most of their water repellancy. I do not know if this is the same for other Brand's dry-ropes, but subtract one star for this.

Have used it in the mountains, on ice - even in gyms. Lead from middle, often belay two followers - one in each end. After 4 years of considerable use and some good falls, though all below factor 1, it shows almost no signs of wear.

At new it handled extremely smooth and knots would uncoil as butter. Now it is a tiny bit more stiff, but still very nice to work with.

I have not owned many other ropes myself, but cannot see what could make a rope better. My next rope will also be a 100m Genesis bicolour.


Jeroen Vels - Dec 16, 2007 10:23 am - Voted 5/5

Very durable ropes. I own a pair of 60 m ropes and after 4 years of rock, snow and ice they are still in perfect condition. So what if they're a bit more expensive than other ropes, they last long. And I really trust these ropes, also not unimportant I would say.

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