advice for buying my first climbing rope

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Two Headed Boy
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Postby Two Headed Boy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:59 pm

Good advice going on here.

I would like to add that different ropes have different elongation percentages. This is most important for lead falls. Some ropes have a 33% elongation on a fall which is great on the spine but might land your ass right on the ground if your pro is not good down low.

Just needed to say something. Thanks.
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Postby Devin » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:10 pm

Two Headed Boy wrote:Good advice going on here.

I would like to add that different ropes have different elongation percentages. This is most important for lead falls. Some ropes have a 33% elongation on a fall which is great on the spine but might land your ass right on the ground if your pro is not good down low.

Just needed to say something. Thanks.


Definitely. My Petzl has a nice, easy landing. But, I really have to watch it when I am near the deck.

Also, watch for sales - you can get some good deals. I scored my Petzl Zephyr (dry) for $150.
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Postby gsliva » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:24 pm

I admire you guys that climb with ropes.
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Postby cushman » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:44 pm

gsliva wrote:I admire you guys that climb with ropes.

I admire the guys who climb without ropes! I saw a soloist on The Naked Edge on Saturday. I can barely solo the easiest Flatirons before getting psyched out.
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Postby altitudesick » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:36 pm

i have a mammut eiger, good non dry rope, but like they said watch the stretch, especially on the first real fall.

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