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drguitarum2005


Aug 26, 2007, 11:01 AM
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Hey guys,
I haven't posted here in forever, mainly because I've had to get out of the climbing thing for the most part. Anyway, about 2-3 years ago I bought a brand new Edelweiss Sharp Arc 10.5mmx70m dynamic rope. I never ended up using it. It is still wound up as it came from the factory and it has been kept inside on my shelf in air conditioning for its entire life. It is not in any plastic, it never came that way. I am trying to sell this rope but I don't want to be selling something that could be "old" or "rotted" or anything. What are your opinions on the durability of this rope? Thanks!


coastal_climber


Aug 26, 2007, 11:22 AM
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If never used and stored in acceptable conditions there should be no problem with selling it, however, make sure you let potential buyers know about storage and for how long it has been stored.

>Cam


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Aug 26, 2007, 11:38 AM
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It should be fine, I think I read on the info sheet for my Edelweiss that a rope can be safely stored like that for up to 5 years (don't quote me on it though). However if you still have any doubts, e-mail edelweiss, they should be able to tell you anything you need to know.

edited: Just curious, but how much do you want for it? pm me.


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Azure


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I have several ropes that were manufactured 6 yrs ago and never used, but stored properly that I climb on. I have taken many long whipers on my ropes and am very confident that they will hold me every time I fall.

I have always heard that soft goods such as slings and ropes have a shelf life of 5 yrs if stored properly. I personally think they will last much longer if taken care of but at some point companies have to set a standard.

I would def climb on your rope, but as stated above just be honest with the buyer and let them know what he/she is purchasing.


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I've seen ropes that have sat on retailer's shelves for longer than that, it would seem.


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It should be fine, I sent you a PM also. I may want that rope.


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rogue10186 wrote:
It should be fine, I think I read on the info sheet for my Edelweiss that a rope can be safely stored like that for up to 5 years (don't quote me on it though). However if you still have any doubts, e-mail edelweiss, they should be able to tell you anything you need to know.

edited: Just curious, but how much do you want for it? pm me.

In the Mammut gear guide (that comes with ropes) says that if a rope is never used, there is a maximum life of up to 10 years. This may just be for mammut ropes, but I'm guessing that they are all similar.

>Cam


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