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what rope to buy? 19-Jan-2007 At 5:03:44 PM sticky
FWIW, my 2 cents:

I'm a bit of a rope hussy. So far I have used ropes by Mammut, PMI, Edelrid, Maxim/New England, and Beal, and tried out someone's Roca.

First rope was a Mammut Flash (10.5). I didn't notice it, so I liked it. Great rope. Still use it for gym work when I climb there. I'd think about retiring it but it's in great shape, just a little too short these days. The Edelrids (10.5, now have 2x 8mm) have been fine too, but the 10.5 wasn't super long lasting (the half ropes are new, but being 8mm will not be the longest lasting rope). The Beal (10.2) was a bit of a bungy cord, and wore out quickly - nice soft landings though. Seemed to be hard to clip - almost too floppy.

I still have the Maxim (9.8), this is my main single rope, and it's okay - very smooth handling but gets tangled pretty easily. The PMI (9.8) was okay, nothing fancy and didn't handle as well.

I don't like Rocas. They're the only rope I've tried I wouldn't buy. (Haven't owned one but I've used a few).

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