Mammut Phoenix 8mm Dry Half Rope

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Mammut Phoenix 8mm Dry Half Rope
Manufacturer Mammut
Page By pvalchev
Page Type Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 25, 2007
Object ID 1970
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Product Description

A very light rope, excellent for ice, alpine and multipitch rock climbs. Like all half ropes, it must be used in pairs and each strand clipped into separate pieces of protection.

Features

Weight: 41 grams/meter
Diameter: 8mm
UIAA rating: 8-9 falls
Impact force: 6 kN

Reviews


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pvalchev - Jan 24, 2007 12:42 am - Voted 5/5

Love 'em
Love these ropes, very light, and resist snarling better than other skinny ropes in my experience (they are still a pain in comparison to a fat rope, of course). Due to the lightness they're obviously not as durable as heavier ropes. Used for multipitch ice and rock.

rhyang - Jan 24, 2007 3:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Love 'em
hey Peter, these look pretty sweet. But I was browsing the Mammut site and couldn't find where they were certified for use as twins, just as doubles. Wondering if I missed something.

pvalchev - Jan 25, 2007 7:50 pm - Voted 5/5

Re: Love 'em
I guess you're right, I corrected it.

Dow Williams - Feb 4, 2007 4:37 am - Voted 5/5

Bomber...
Peter, I and other partners all own a pair of these and all abuse the hell out of them, 24/7, all seasons in the Canadian Rockies, rock and ice. I have switched to Beal Ice Lines for ice, but Phoenix are my recommendation for your primary doubles.

climbxclimb - Aug 5, 2007 1:20 pm - Voted 5/5

Great ropes
I use these ropes for Ice or Alpine Climbing,
They are really light given their thickness and they do not kink very much...
Really great ropes!

asmrz - Sep 1, 2007 9:21 pm - Voted 1/5

They kink too much
My experience with these ropes have been less than positive. I have always climbed on two ropes and for 20 plus years, I used BEAL 8.5 mm, 50 m doubles. I bought these Phoenix (60m) couple years ago and I think next time I will go right back to BEAL. These ropes kink way too much and repeated attempts to fix the kinking go nowhere. Just 5 minutes at each rap station on significant multipitch rap can cause me an hour messing with the ropes. As you can tell I have been very unhappy with these.

Dow Williams - Sep 6, 2009 11:36 am - Voted 5/5

Been around, come back to them...
....I climb hard rock and ice, have every dimension and length of rope known to man...but for the Canadian Rockies' hard alpine routes, long approaches with 5.10 and up climbing....this is what I want. Beal Ice Lines are more for ice. Edelweiss Sharp 8.5's still to heavy. Have had several set of these, and they handle the best for doubles when weight means a lot.

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