Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
jesselillis

Sport beater rope recommendations

Recommended Posts

Looking for recommendations for (or against) specific ropes.

Use will be primarily sport climbing and top roping. I don't take a lot of falls, but when I do, I prefer they be longer and softer.

While I said 'beater', I'm thinking 9.5-9.8, 60meters.

Thanks

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Petzl Nomad. They're 9.8 is a good deal for the money, and I'm fairly sure it has a high UIAA fall rating relative to comparable ropes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Petzl Nomad. They're 9.8 is a good deal for the money

 

I couldn't disagree more. Petzl has just about the most expensive ropes on the market and I wasn't very impressed with the handling of the couple petzls I've had experience with.

 

Petzl also had some quality control issues. I think it was the Nomad that had the sheath that disinigrated after half a day of light use?

 

I think RyanB's advice is good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah, i'd stay away from the Petzls...it was the Petzl Zephyr with all the sheaths falling apart, but the other models are still too pricey.

 

if you don't have a brand preference, check spadout.com for deals on 60M ropes in the 9.5-9.9 range.

I've heard surprisingly good things about the Mad Rock ropes, and those have a pretty attractive MSRP of $120 for 9.8x60

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

um, holy crap...i just wandered onto spadout to follow up on my previous post, and it led me to REI, where I noticed this 60M 9.7mm PMI rope for $60

Edit: which, of course, Billcoe already noticed before me and posted in the cheap rope thread...

Edited by hemp22

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
um, holy crap...i just wandered onto spadout to follow up on my previous post, and it led me to REI, where I noticed this 60M 9.7mm PMI rope for $60

Edit: which, of course, Billcoe already noticed before me and posted in the cheap rope thread...

 

....and bought 4 of them yesterday......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are STILL available for now too. :shock: This may be the best rope deal I've seen in the 36 years I've been climbing.

 

Thanks Ryan !!

 

Petzls would be my VERY next to last choice, next to last as in right before I used my momma clothsline. They have quality issues and don't appear to give a crap that their brand new ropes literally just fell apart on several folks in a couple of weeks occasional use. Screw em.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Too bad the 8.5 Mammuts were gone by the time I decided to snag one or two. It was there one minute and gone the next. Thanks for providing this valuable service though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for providing this valuable service though.

 

I may be the "Mother Teresa" of gear whores. :lmao: I got the heads up from RyanB, all praise to him!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best ropes I have ever had were Edelrid and Mammut. I had an Edelrid in particular that lasted 9 years of heavy cragging use.

 

Worst rope ever was a Maxim. One season and it was toast. Only rope I have ever owned that had the sheath separate from the core like a cheap shoelace.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Best ropes I have ever had were Edelrid and Mammut. I had an Edelrid in particular that lasted 9 years of heavy cragging use. Worst rope ever was a Maxim. One season and it was toast. Only rope I have ever owned that had the sheath separate from the core like a cheap shoelace.

 

Concur but it took me 2 Maxims to "get" that. Powderhound showed up to climb with me once, and with in a day or 2 of him making that very comment about longevity of Maxim ropes, my 2nd Maxim rope had core shotted from rubbing on a smooth rock while jugging. I'd take the Maxim before the Petzl still. All the major mfg make pretty good stuff. BTW, to the op, bigger is better for longevity. heavier though.

 

9 seasons eh? Remind me that when we climb together, we'll use my rope ! :lmao:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Maxim rope actually held up to heavy use quite well... but it did get kinda stiff like a static cord afer a while. Mammut rope IMO handle the nicest and are your best bet...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i've had good luck with edelrids, mammuts, and edelweiss...edelweiss and mammuts seem expensive...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×