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Maple Syrup

Which one of these ropes should I buy?

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I am about to buy my first rope, will use for top ropping this summer, maybe a bit of alpine, and if I can find the money to build a rack I'll probably start doing some trad, but my emphasis at the moment is top ropping. If you know of another rope that's less than $140 that would work too.

 

These are all 60m

 

Beal Edlinger II 10.2mm $119

Weight: 65g/meter

Impact Force: 8 kN

Number of UIAA falls held: 8

 

 

Mammut Promo Rope 10mm $139

Weight 66g / M

Impact Force 9.2k

UIAA Falls 6

 

 

New England Apex 10.5mm $125

Weight 70g/M

Impact force 9.4 kilonewtons

UIAA falls 5

 

 

 

Edelweiss Axis 10.3mm $130

Weight 71 g/m

Impact Force 8.5 kN

UIAA Falls 10

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i'd save the dough and grab the Beal...especially if it's prime function is top-rope duty and you're looking to build a rack...i have the 70m version and it's a good rope...not as limber as my Mammuts or Petzls but those were pushing double the cost...that and 65g/m beats 70g/m for alpine use...just make sure its got the dry cover

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yeah that's what I was thinking, maybe my title should have been "why is this rope so cheap?". Looking at the reviews online people seem to like it - I'm going to get it.

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The Edelweiss Axis is a great work horse rope. Heavier than hell, but tough. Good "top rope" rope; can take a beating. Nice hand after it's broke in. That would be my choice, I have one.

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I bought a Petzl last year and it sucks. I've had two Beal ropes and they have both been great. I'm buying another rope this summer ad it'll be a Beal!

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suddenly my credit card feels lighter...

 

lol...yeah that tends to happen with addictions...

 

you'll like the rope...did you get the one with the dry cover?

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I bought a Petzl last year and it sucks. I've had two Beal ropes and they have both been great. I'm buying another rope this summer ad it'll be a Beal!

 

petzl ropes suck. I liv my beal. I've a few buddies with petzls, they fray after a year of use.

 

hmmm...i love my Dragonfly's?? but they see ice or glacier travel

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yeah I went for the dry cover. there is also a goldendry option or something which has a dry core as well, but I decided to spend the extra money on some BD stoppers instead.

 

then all i have to get are some hexes, a few tricams, oh yeah then some cams, and that should be it, except for a second ice tool, some screws and pickets...

 

hmmm I bet I could save a lot of rent money if I lived in my car. But where would I store all the gear?

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Please guys, we don't want this to turn into RC.com.

WTF are you talking about?

 

 

hmmm I bet I could save a lot of rent money if I lived in my car. But where would I store all the gear?

 

Buy a suburban.

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The Edelweiss Axis is a great work horse rope. Heavier than hell, but tough. Good "top rope" rope; can take a beating. Nice hand after it's broke in. That would be my choice, I have one.
I have one too. Everything you said = :tup::tup:

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