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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2013, 08:50:56 AM »

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 09:41:41 PM »

Seeing how almost every brand was mentioned and the wide variety of sizes, you've gotten me nowhere.  Thanks for nothing  :P

But thanks for the feedback!
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 09:44:32 PM »

Seeing how almost every brand was mentioned and the wide variety of sizes, you've gotten me nowhere.  Thanks for nothing  :P

But thanks for the feedback!

STERLING John and they are made just around the corner from you....

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2013, 07:00:04 AM »

Finally can say I've used a Sterling rope, and it was flaunting its made-in-the-USA status.



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edit:  ...and did you really expect consensus from a bunch of climbers?!
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2013, 08:33:47 AM »

Here's one to avoid - New England Ropes.
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013, 10:46:10 AM »

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 04:08:08 PM »

I've been happy with my Eidelwiess Rocklight 9.8mm.  After saying that, I should also say that I just started climbing last April, so my opinion on ropes probably isn't as well educated as some here....  :)  The Rocklight has been discontinued, but you can still find a 60m rope on Ebay for around $70-80.  I'm tempted to buy another one at that price just to have it, I think I paid $125 when I bought mine.  The only minor issue I have with it is that it tends to "square" a bit with a load on it (lowering the climber).  Not sure if that's normal with other ropes.  But it's soft enough that it is easy to tie knots in it and has served me well thus far.
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2013, 04:54:22 PM »

I have seen the Edelweiss 70m for  about $110

Does it handle OK ? hard to beat that price... my Mammut galaxy 1omm X 80m just cost $250
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2013, 05:28:10 PM »

80m, John?  Nice.  Must be planning a Euro sport climbing trip.  ;)
I think I will have to go down to 9.7 or 9.6 mm for an 80m rope .....
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2013, 06:06:18 PM »

Even better, a 450'  crag that doesn't allow fixed gear... none

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2013, 06:37:28 PM »

John, I've been happy with it.  Like I said, I just started rock climbing last April, so I don't have a ton of experience with dynamic ropes.  I have spent a decent amount of time in trees using static arborist ropes though.  It's thin and supple enough to be easy to tie, but thick enough that you know you have a rope in your hands.  The "squaring" under load is the only complaint I have with it, but I was used to that with Arborplex too...

I think the Rocklight has been mentioned on MP, with favorable reviews when it's been mentioned.  Heck, buy the 70m, if you don't like it I'll trade you a case of beer for it. :)
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2013, 07:16:52 PM »

Out comes the brass
LOL.  The tapered metallic kind or something rather more personal?  Or both? :)

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2013, 10:13:24 AM »

Gonna need both for this crag...80 degree bullet hard rock and maybe, just maybe   belays on RP's  !!!

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2013, 07:38:38 AM »

I don't know why one would avoid New England Ropes.  I have a pair of the 60m 9.8 gliders and they've been great.  My first ropes, 7 and 4 years of use.  REI, (where I work), usually has a NE Ropes 9.9 70m Glider Bi-Pattern in stock.  $240.00 but just wait till the next coupon.

That being said I also love my Edelrid Eagle 9.8 70m.  Solid light green color, middle mark, no pattern, super plain Jane looking rope but that thing handles the nuts!
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2013, 07:39:51 PM »

NE Ropes might have gotten better the last few years but before that they were frankly awful compared to the rest; stiff, prone to kinking, and had a poor hand feel.
We nicknamed one "The Physco Rope" a friend won in a raffle.  It was always the least favorite for us to climb on. 
Petzl ropes used to be bad too (compared to the competition) but I have heard they have gotten a lot better over the last few years.
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