Dry treatment is extremely slick when new
Review by: tigerlilly, 2009-01-07
Slicker than bare boot soles on wet ice! So slick on the first outing my partner had to use an extra biner for more friction to lower me, and I'm a flyweight. Fortunately, it gets better with a little use, but still remains water resistant. Had it out on ice last weekend, and while others' dry ropes were getting ice on the sheath, my Marathon was fine. Very supple right out of the package. Feeds well, knots easily and doesn't kink up. I have fewer than a dozen outings with it, so I can't comment about longevity, but so far it's been delightful.