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Best Rope
« on: April 28, 2004, 08:30:36 AM »

I'm buying a 60m ~10.0 but don't know what brand.  Any recommendations?  Sterling/Blue Water/BD/Mammut?????  What are some of the trade offs?  


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Re: Best Rope
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2004, 01:42:20 PM »

I find Mammuts have the softest feel to them, but a bit  pricier.  Not a huge Blue Water fan.  Ropes are so good these days if you already know you want a 60m 10mm you might just look for a deal and put the money saved into other gear.  I love my PMI doubles too...

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Re: Best Rope
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2004, 03:03:59 PM »

I've been using Sterling ropes for the past several years and have been very happy with them. they feel good and seem to hold up very well. they are local, Portland, and I'm sure if I had a problem they would take care of it. most of the guys are climbers & I know that they take it seriously. in the past I have also used Mammut & Blue Water and have liked them as well.

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Re: Best Rope
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2004, 03:31:29 PM »

big sterling marathon fan

they are burly, have a great feel, and are amazingly durable.

my 60m x 10.2mm marathon has over 500 pitches on it and its still going strong.
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Re: Best Rope
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2004, 07:16:40 AM »

Have two PMI 60M bicolors.  Love them.  Great value in a rope.  Only bad ropes I have seen or used have been sterlings, but that might have been a defective batch.  Thing fuzzed up in 3 or 4 days.  My buddy got the rope from Expensive Mountain Shiznit, which took care of the problem right away.  Probably just a fluke.  Wonder how many 'flukes' there are in something so vital to safety?
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