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Newbie looking for first rope

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I am fairly new to the amazing sport of rock climbing. I am going to take a lead climbing class in April in order to learn how to lead climb for when I translate my love of gym climbing to outdoors. I was looking at the Bluewater Accelerator rope with about a 10.5mm diameter. Has anyone heard negative reviews about this rope? Is there another rope and diameter that would be suggested for, as much as I hate to admit it, a newbie?

 

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As a newer climber you should just go and buy the cheapest rope you can find that is 60m long and 10mm or greater. Unless you plan to use it in the mountains as well don't worry, or pay for dry-treatment. Check out justropes.com I always seem to find great deals on ropes through them.

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Bluewater is a fine choice.

Don't pay attention to anyone who suggests you scrimp on safety equipment quality.

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A very good resource with good prices is justropes.com.

 

They have a coupon code of RBG2011 which will give you a 20% off.

 

I am in the same boat as you and bought a New England Maxim 70m that I'm happy with. It's a great rope.

 

Good luck. :-)

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As a newer climber you should just go and buy the cheapest rope you can find that is 60m long and 10mm or greater. Unless you plan to use it in the mountains as well don't worry, or pay for dry-treatment. Check out justropes.com I always seem to find great deals on ropes through them.

x2 - assuming you get into the sport, you'll soon be going through the damn things like toilet paper

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