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coastal_climber


Aug 31, 2007, 9:05 AM
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Is this rope: http://www.mec.ca/...;bmUID=1188573903475
good for an aid rope or should I be looking at something thicker?

>Cam


moof


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10mm ropes will get beat up pretty quick. Look for a 10.5-11mm if you really want it to last a while.


coastal_climber


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I went and bought the Mammut Flash 10.5 Duodess DrySmile

>Cam


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That's a good rope.

For El Cap size walls I like the Yates (Bluewater) 11mil big wall rope. Also liked the Mammut Supersafe.


aspiringmonkey


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I would have to agree with my buddy the bone, i also own one of those bluewater/yates ropes which specifically made for big walls and is pretty thick, but the extra thickness is less core and more an extra burly sheath for protection from edges when sawing your rope, i mean jugging your rope over edges. Peace
Blake


sjderis


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I agree as well...I got one at the Red Rock Redevenous and have taken it to over 30 climbs...However...Do not let your pitbull get ahold of it as a chew toy...It doesnt last very long in that environment...


kvella


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I have had really good luck with the Sterling Marathon Ultra 10.7 even on limestone.

http://www.sterlingrope.com/...t_technicalspecs.pdf

Prof


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Buy a PMI 10.2 and make sure that its a double braided rope so its easy to find both ends, helps out a lot on big walls especially because you usually have 3 or 4 ropes. And PMI ropes 10.2 and above have 11 or more falls and wear very well. All ive ever used.


ptpp


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Give John Yates a call, and ask him to cut you a 70m or slightly longer hunk of his burly 11mm big wall rope. It's one of the few ropes that passes the UIAA edge test, which at least one rope tester said [on McTopo] is not really a good test for measuring a rope's resistance to cutting.

But at least it's a test. You'll like the rope because it seems to last forever. It's nice and fat and thick, and you don't have to worry when you're jugging and the thing is rubbing over bumps and edges.

The extra length is handy for rope tricks and linking pitches, and since the ends are what get the most wear, you can cut off some after a while.

Yates really does make some superb stuff.

Cheers,
Pete


scrappydoo


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Bump.

Going back to the Valley for a couple of big walls:

For a rope that's only going to see 2-3 walls and then be a crag workhorse, what's a good compromise between function & $$? Wouldn't a 10.5 last me through two walls? I'm looking at the Sterling Marathon series (10.7), the Mammut Flash, and the Bluewater accelerator. Any other good deals/values you know of? (wish I had the coin for the Mammut Supersafe...)


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tomtom


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I have a couple Yates Speed Wall ropes that are both my aid ropes and cragging ropes. So far they've taken a lot of abuse.


coastal_climber


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You do realize that this thread is about 2 years old and that I've already gotten a rope.


altelis


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coastal_climber wrote:
You do realize that this thread is about 2 years old and that I've already gotten a rope.

You do realize somebody else is using this thread to ask their own question.

That and you are are being a douche.


scrappydoo


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The speed wall is the bluewater 10.3, made for Yates, right?

Thanks


tomtom


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Bluewater does make ropes for Yates. The specs for the Yates Speed Wall are a little different than the same size Bluewater (Slimline Elite).


mtnkid85


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ive been climbing on a 10.5 BW Accelerater for about a year now. Only about 15 pitchs of Aid climbing on it but lots of trad and a bit of Toproping too.
It has held up well, handles well and still has plenty of life left in it. I dont think ill buy another one unless I find a good deal on it but I do reccomend it for a cheapish workhorse. Mine isnt dry, which is one thing I would like to have.

It also dosnt have a middle mark, so you would have to add that.


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