The lightest in its class, this rope excels on hard ice routes or alpine climbs and doesn't weigh you down on long approaches
The Verglas is labeled a half rope, but may also be used as a twin. This rope, like the 8.6mm, is only offered with our dry treated finish in 60 or 70 meter lengths.
Colors: Orange Mix/Blue Mix
In a twin rope system, the lead climber ties into the two ropes and clips both ropes into the same piece of protection while leading. Advantages are: Ropes are lighter for long approaches and "fast and light" style. The second climber doesn't have to carry or drag a rope. And the climbing team gets to utilize 200 ft. rappels. For routes requiring short pitches or short rappels, the team can cut weight even more by carrying only one twin rope, then doubling the one rope to use as a twin rope system. In a half-rope system, the lead climber ties into both ropes, but clips each rope into different pieces of protection. This is advantageous for wandering routes, helps prevent rope drag, and can protect a second during traverses.