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Are 80 m ropes going to be the new norm?

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i can't go more than 60 meters w/o needing to stop for a smoke :)

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Pfff, been using a 100m rope for decades. It is affectionately known as the pig. Especially as it goes into a pink bag.

That said for any long rope get one with a bi-pattern. 

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We were just in Greece a month ago and 40M routes there are pretty popular and good, a lot of the steep tufa lines are 40M but there are also just as many long moderates that need 80M ropes.  We made a pretty full and satisfying trip with a 70M but we also jumped on our friends 80M for some sweet pitches.  We did meet up for drinks with the French climber Francois Guillot who told us about the need for a 100M rope on certain lines, a statement that blew our collective North American minds.

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In Minnesota, a 80M rope is a two for one special.  Just cut it in half and go climb your 20M and STFU.

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