/ Ideal length for rigging/ab rope
Looking to get a static rope for abing and rigging what is the ideal length i need. I was thinking about 30 meter would do the trick?
you're literally asking how long is a piece of string ;)
with a little more info it'd be easier to say. If it's just for rigging top ropes, I find 10-15 meters is plenty. If you want to use if for building an anchor then abbing off it. Well it depends on where you're climbing. If you want a little bit of flexibility i'd go for a 50-60 meter which lets you get access closer to your route, rather than going for the lowest point of the crag which might mean traversing into the route. Presumably we're talking seacliffs and the odd welsh quarry?
30m seems like a pretty poor choice to me. Annoyingly long for rigging and too short for a lot of abseils.
However, as pointed already out, sea cliff approach abseils are a different kettle of fish and vary massively from 30m being sufficient at Subluminal or Sennen through to 100m being required at Pabby or Fairhead.
Obviously it rather depends where you want to abseil. My mate's abseil rope is 80m and we've been glad of that sometimes.
For rigging 10-15m can be handy.
For abbing... where do you want to go? If your local ab-access cliff is 65m then a 60m rope is a waste of money. If your local ab-access cliff is 20m then a 60m rope is a waste of money.
My mate is going to get one for scrambling with and I was thinking it'll save us getting another rope for rigging.
Bob - if you hare taking the rope for rigging, that means you'll have a second, climbing rope with you anyway, can't you just use that for abing?
I think this is likely to be too stretchy as a rigging or abseil rope - the more stretchy, the more ropes stretch across edges and the more damaged they get.
> you're literally asking how long is a piece of string ;)
Double half its length.
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