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Post by meingh » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:47 am

I need a new rope and I thought I would see what everyone had as their favorites and why?

my new rope will be 70m and between 9.7 and 10.2 any recommendations??

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Post by MCpl » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:04 pm

Andrew Itkonen has got this 9mm 70 that's awesome and the best part is that the grigri locks on it.

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Post by Brendan » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:02 pm

i've used a beal booster 9.7 60m for the last couple of years. it's a great rope only i wish i could upgrade to a 70.
60m just doesn't cut it anymore on some of those long single pitches on the chief where u haul a tag only to barely need it...
as for the 9.7, well, it's good for gear climbing. for sport i would prolly go 9.4 or something.

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Post by bike » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:06 pm

I've got a 12.5 mm static rope thats lasting a life time. :lol:

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Post by tattooed_climber » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:30 pm

order the a BONE DRY rope (in whatever size - length x width) from espirit ropes

and get the firefly option


they drip the last two feet on the ends and two feet in the middle in a glow-in-the-dark paint


i may order a set of halves from them this summer

Ok prices

http://www.espritropes.com/
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Post by tattooed_climber » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:35 pm

in cast you never held of espirit (don't see em much in canada

i've climbed with one of their gear reps afew times in squish.....i've used multiple ropes fresh out of the bag....theyre great...stopped my a$% from decking afew times...



nothing like doing an approach with a brand new 60m rope still in the package in your backpack.....get that 'new rope smell' fresh at the crag/wall.....breath taking i assure you
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Post by Brendan » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:47 pm

MCpl wrote:Andrew Itkonen has got this 9mm 70 that's awesome and the best part is that the grigri locks on it.
andre's rope is a 9.2 :roll:

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Post by 3apples » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:57 am

I've got the Beal Booster 9.7 (duodess) in the 70m version. Used it for one season and love it so far. I've used it with an older grigri and although the "tug test" doesn't work, it will catch falls. :) It's got some dry-type treatment although it's not a dry rope - doesn't pick up a lot of dirt.

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Post by Doc » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:44 am

I just picked up the 70m Beal Booster 9.7 from MEC. It looks great on my living room floor. You'll have to wait until spring for my review.

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Post by Doc » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:55 am

Gary, That's a great idea going with the 70m rope. That will still leave you with a 60m rope after you trim it down at the end of your first day. :)

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Post by meingh » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:56 am

I went with Sterling, got a 70 10.2mm and a 9.8mm i'll let you know how they work out.

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Post by willthethrill » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:27 pm

meingh wrote:I went with Sterling, got a 70 10.2mm and a 9.8mm i'll let you know how they work out.
Hi Just curious, where did you buy your ropes from? Was it local? I am thinking of getting a sterling this season, too. Looking forward to your feedback.

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