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alpinelynx


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Do you use 'em? If so, what do you like about them (aside weight)? If you don't, any reason why not?


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for aid climbing? no way, except for a zip line. too easy to get the chop.


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How skinny are you talking?
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anything less than 10 mm


surforclimb


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i climb with bluewater's 9.7 lightning pro. last weekend was the second trip using that rope. tell you what. if that rope gets destroyed tomorrow i would get the same one again. the rope just flows and is extremly easy to clip when leading. you don't notice any of it's weight. i also lead witha 10.5 this weekend after my 9.7. (my rope was being used for a top rope for a friend) and the 10.5 wasn't as easy to clip and the weight was noticable.


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Depends [TM] on the wall.

For the stuff that really scares me, Sterling 10.5 Marathon, Yates Bigwall or similar.

For... oh, let's say an FA of a 24 pitch mixed aid and free Grade V halfway up the north fork of Tuttle Creek, or HDIAD or NIAD, 9.2mm seems just fine.

Brutus


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I just got a Mamut Supersafe for Yosemite this spring. I keep my thin ropes fresh for next winter...


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I wouldn't recommend buying one as skinny as mine (9.7) for your main wall rope. I'll use that one on walls when I'm soloing or when I'm not out for anything too committing and weight is a factor. (The Silent Partner doesn't feed well with a fatter rope.) When I do use it, I am careful to extend my pieces to keep the rope from going over sharp edges. I love it for free climbing because it's lighter and so am I, so I figure I'm at least as safe as a 200lb dude on a 10.2. If I was heading up a 'point of no return' route, I'd probably take a 10.2 and bring the thinner one as a back up/lower out line.


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For long pitches i use a 9.8 or 9.7, mostly because of weight... but if it's a short climb, less than 100', i'll use a 10.2 or 10.5 ... but i trust both the same...

-b


ricardol


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i love my double ropes

8.6 mm .. they are easy to tie and easy to clip --

-- ricardo


alpinelynx


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holy cow, 8.7?? on a wall climb? maybe I wasn't specific enough. I meant skinny ropes on a wall climb..


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