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TimL

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make 'em climb on their ropes...

 

Can you imagine their eyes when you pull an 8.5 out!?!! hahahaha plus your rope will really last a long time... yelrotflmao.gif

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skinner ropes tend to increase the impact force on pieces so i would think about that as well.

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skinner ropes tend to increase the impact force on pieces so i would think about that as well.

increase? naw. you wrong. fool.

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Ok, since we're on the topic, does anyone currently use the Beal Ice Line (8.1mm)? I'm considering getting one for glacier/ice/alpine climbing...what are your experiences with this rope, if any?

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skinner ropes tend to increase the impact force on pieces so i would think about that as well.

 

ummm...i think you are a little backward on that one Erik...as the rope gets larger, it slides towards the more static end of behavior...wanna fall on a rubber band (skinny) or a steel cable (big fat rope)???

 

Larger diameter ropes have larger impact forces... wave.gif

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adios! thumbs_up.gif

 

When you coming up this way???? SHoot me an email ahead of time so i can clear some space on the calender...

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The only Beal rope I ever had was WAY soft and had a lousy sheath on it. I never bought another.

 

For doubles, I've been liking the Edelweiss Stratos. They have a good solid sheath and are stiffer than most ropes their diameter. They also have a filament in them that means they are resistent to being cut over an edge, and they are pretty strong. Hell, I even lead on a single one some times though, properly speaking, they aren't rated for it. You don't often see deals on these, though (they actually cost way MORE than other similarly sized ropes).

 

Yes, I know: this thread isn't about doubles. But Minx asked.

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