Jul 23, 2008, 8:08 AM
Registered: Oct 8, 2003
I'm sure 70m or longer ropes are great in areas where the falls are clean, the routes don't wander and where you're comfortable spacing the gear out (IC perhaps or long sport routes).
But for everywhere else, you could go faster and lighter with a shorter rope.
Odd, because the conditions I have found the most benificial for 70m+ ropes has been long mult pitch routes (especially wandering Canadian Rockies routes), alpine climbing with a 3 person team (especially when simu-climbing), new routing and Ice climbing.
(This post was edited by the_climber on Jul 23, 2008, 8:09 AM)