||[Jun. 6th, 2006|10:22 am]
New England Indoor Rock Climbers
Hey, dont know if anyone still reads this buut. I need to buy a new rope. Anyone know of a place to get a decent deal? And does anyone have any suggestions for a rope. It needs to be a 60m dry rope, and i would prefer it be the style where the sheeth pattern changes at the halfway point in the rope. Any suggestions would be great, thanks!|
Because you're ice climbing?
If so, shouldn't you be using half ropes?
no, i prefer a dry rope because alot of the cliffs i climb have running water coming down them, or near them, so occationally the rope will run through water for a second, or fall/lay in mud if it gets off the rope bag.
lead line or TR line?
I just bought a Mammut Galaxy (10mm x 60m) at Rock and Snow for something like $179. It's not bicolor, but it has a "permanently" inked middle mark and you pay extra for bicolor...
It's a great lead line--handles like silk. For toproping I would go with something fatter, either 10.2 or 10.5 (I have my old POS rope for that)
Lead line. Ill check that out, not a bad price either. A middle mark is just fine too. I dont expect to be running out of line anyways, then again, i dont think anyone ever expects to...Thanks!
Well you'll pay a little more for dry treament on that rope, maybe more like $210. backcountry.com has it.
2006-06-06 07:38 pm (UTC)
hey dude, sure you've already hit this up, but rockclimbing.com forums have an incredible community-- you'll get some great beta back from climbers there (moreso than just the few of us die hards here!