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Offline hobbsj

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rope recomendations
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:38:30 AM »
My rope got a nice core shot yesterday and needs replacing.  I'm looking for a 60 or 70 meter bi-pattern dry rope.  Any recommendations?  I don't remember the diameter of my old one, but its close to a fire hose.  I'd like to avoid that if possible.  Any recommendations?  I get tired of wading through all the BS marketing of "our super nylon and stud dry coating."

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 11:16:02 AM »
Can't go wrong with either sterling or mammut ropes.

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 12:20:27 PM »
Can't go wrong with either sterling or mammut ropes.

I could not agree more.

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 01:40:20 PM »
Big fan of Mammut, no exp with Sterling.

My workaday single has been Bluewater Lightning Pro dry bi-color 60m.  On my third?
You've climbed on it, hobbsj.  I like it a lot. 

My halves are 8.5 Genesis Mammut, 2nd set.

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 01:53:34 PM »
Another vote for Sterling. Mine have lasted forever! Still supple and very manageable.
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 03:42:52 PM »
I love my Sterling ropes. This fall I got a 70 meter bi-color and it has been great. Highly recommended.
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 03:54:47 PM »
Can't go wrong with either sterling or mammut ropes.

I could not agree more.
+1. 
My latest is a BW 9.9.  No complaints so far but does not handle quite as nice as a Sterling Velocity 9.8.

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 04:43:13 PM »
I have become a fan of Sterling too lately. I really like my Velocity 9.8. I used to use Mammuts, but it seemed like the last ones I got kinked up quite a bit. What ever you do, get a cool looking one. It makes you climb better.
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 05:10:13 PM »
Yeah a friend of mine did/does not like his Mammut Tusk 9.8. 
I had a Mammut Galaxy 10mm for years.  Tough cookie; I was unable to kill it b4 I decided to retire it due to age.  It does not look all that different on the outside now comapred to the day I bought it.

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 05:52:32 PM »
I had a good run on a Beal 9.8... I'd recommend it. My first rope ever was a sterling....that thing was great too!!! It sits in my closet. I don't have the heart to get rid of it. Maybe someday it will become one of those fancy rope rugs. It doesn't seem to be turning into one on its own tho....haha.
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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 06:12:58 PM »
Sterling

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 06:53:58 PM »
I had a good run on a Beal 9.8...
My 'backup' rope is a Beal Edlinger 10.2, chopped down to 50m from 60.  It still handles great but got fuzzy and slightly mushy a bit sooner than I had hoped.  I will hang on to it for a while, for if not for anything else but my personal tribute to the legend. 

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 11:16:18 AM »
Beal- Coach had one that fluffed to at least a 13mm...
I have used 10.5 mammut for ever... a bit safer for us "larger" guys,,  just so good.
the 1omm Galaxy is my lite rope, durable and good handling. The Tusk I think is more of a "bargain" rope  not nearly as good.

I have used a sterling 9.8 and it's a bit thin for me, but seemed like a good cord, pretty popular and they guy who owned it does a LOT of climbing.

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 07:46:34 AM »
Another vote for Sterling 9.8.Great rope.

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Re: rope recomendations
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 08:11:58 AM »
Currently climbing on a Blue Water bi-color 9.7 or 9.8 (can't remember) , Sterling 8.8 double (half) ropes and guiding on Sterling 9.8 and 9.4 ropes (EMS climbing school)-- all excellent, and made in the USA. I've used both brands for at least 20 years and have been totally satisfied with wear, performance and company service!