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Tendon ropes?
userfriendly
11/09/2007
10:26:43 PM
has anyone tryed these out? (ambition 10.5) and if not which ropes are the toughest and most supple at a good price?
cheers.

wallwombat
12/09/2007
1:33:57 AM
I haven't tried the Ambition 10.5mm but I recently bought a Master 9.2mm which I really like.

Being a 9.2mm, it's certainly not the toughest rope but it is very supple and I got it at a good price. I bought it as a light weight rope for sport climbing redpoints (yeah, right!) and as something I could use as a double if need be (more like it!). Also I was after a light weight rope to take overseas, rather than lugging my fat rope (the main reason).

When my Edelweiss 10.5mm gives up the ghost, I would certainly replace it with a similar diameter Tendon rope. I think they are excellent for the price.
mikl law
12/09/2007
9:20:09 AM
I've got a 9.7 (which feels thin) and it's worked well, I use a Black Diamond Jaws type ATC on it.
Ria
12/09/2007
10:47:33 AM
I've been furtunate enough to use the Ambition 10.2mm a fair bit (as well as many others of a similar diameter) and have been really impressed by it. Can be a bit twisty at times but if you take the time with it initially then you shouldn't have any issues. IMHO you can't go past these for good quality and excellent value for money.
harry1
12/09/2007
10:50:25 AM
hows it?

hey yeah I've had one for almost a year now got it for a bargain in New Zealand. I can't fault it personally i reckon their a great rope, and like you say pretty good value anyway. hope that helps ta

dino
12/09/2007
12:45:38 PM
I have a 10.2 and it has so far proven to be great value for money. Time will tell but so far I cannot fault it.
Steve M
12/09/2007
5:00:11 PM
I've got a 10.2 and had it for six months including a trip to thailand. It is going great. lasting as well or better than other ropes I've had.

Robb
12/09/2007
5:27:42 PM
think i have the 9.8 mm one. its orange and got a good deal on it. free. going well seems to fur up a bit.
handles well though.

sliamese
12/09/2007
6:05:53 PM
they're really good and quite cheap! my 9.8 lasted ages considering the use!
pete_w
12/09/2007
6:24:52 PM
Ive had the 10.2 Ambition and now have a 9.8 (in the other type - where the sheath is much smoother).

Gotta say the 9.8 is wearing much better. I found the 10.2 fluffed up pretty quickly. Other than that I have quite liked them both. I have been using the GriGri on the 9.8 and while its more slippery (which is actually quite nice) I haven't had any problems with it gripping/slipping. I did buy a high friction ATC for my wife to use with it though.
userfriendly
12/09/2007
10:17:35 PM
Cheers guys, once agian very helpful. Ill rave about the new rope which ever one i get anyway. cheers
samone
25/11/2008
8:40:09 PM
I am new to the forum, not really new to climbing any more (always learning I hope)

Bringing up and old post a bit, but...
I am looking for a new rope, I have been shopping around as is expected and have taken a look at all the
usual suspects but I have found Tendon ropes which stood out. From what I read, they are great but I
was just curious, I have found when comparing the rope to similar others it is sometimes close to half
price! Should I be cautious? the ratings seem to be in order, they appear all good, is the Verdict still just
a great rope at an awesome price?

Thanks Sam

wallwombat
25/11/2008
9:00:38 PM
I have a Tendon 9.4mm single and a pair of 8.5mm half ropes. I really like them.

I would still say they are excellent ropes.


muki
26/11/2008
8:12:59 AM
Czechoslovakian = cheap,
Modern rope construction methods = Quality
Best of both worlds, first & third
Duncan
26/11/2008
10:25:40 AM
A pedant would point out that Czechoslovakia doesn't exist any more, but I will refrain...

I have a 9.8mm 60m bi-colour and am more than happy with it.
J.C.
26/11/2008
10:33:13 AM
They are cheap because Steve H doesn't whack on the ridiculous markups that most retailers do. This is because he is rad. Nothinig to be cautious about, they are awesome ropes.

tnd
26/11/2008
10:55:39 AM
I'll second the above. Good ropes, as well made as any other you could find, lower cost base in Czech Republic combined with Steve's direct importing = great value local pricing.
DSPIES
26/11/2008
10:57:23 AM
can someone please post up some prices, or directions to prices?
thanks
psd
26/11/2008
10:59:37 AM
Checkout Steve Hawkshaw's site - www.climbinganchors.com.au

Really great service - good bloke too.

dougal
26/11/2008
11:16:48 AM
Recently bought a 70m from Steve. Very happy with product and service.

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