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rockermike


May 29, 2003, 1:54 AM
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which rope with silent partner
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I've got a silent partner which I've used with 10.5 dry rope. Works fine for aid but is a little stiff feeding for free climbing IMHO. Now I have to buy a new rope and am debating between 10.2 (better feeding) and another 10.5 (more security hanging off of leaning tower). For those who have used the silent partner do you think a 10.2 would make much difference in the overall friction in the system or should I just stick with 10.5?? I will be using it about 50/50 bigwall and trad free climbing.
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mnutz


May 29, 2003, 7:22 AM
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I also use a 9.8 (non-dry) rope when free-climbing with my Silent Partner. It feeds quite easily and locks up quickly if I fall. I've tried it with an older 10.5 that is getting fuzzy, and it was miserable. Definately use a new rope, worlds of difference.


iamthewallress


May 29, 2003, 10:59 AM
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9.8 dry maxim. You have enough drag from the device w/o using a fat, non-dry, or fuzzed-out rope, IMO.


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