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Topic - Not all rope dry coating is equal

needvert on 02 Feb 2013
"A study of dry proofed ropes from thirteen different manufacturers, using a variety of test methods, shows that only a very few ropes do indeed repel water well. The rest are bunched together with much higher absorption rates. One may say that many of the claims hold no water, but the ropes do.
One of the presenters felt that climbers do not want ropes with water resistance treatment, because they only climb when it is sunny and are unwilling to pay for the added cost. Until there is an accepted standard, it may indeed not be worth the money to buy a dry treated rope.
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http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/services/safety/forms/Nylon%20and%20Ropes%20Turin%202002.doc


Anyone happen to know whose dry coatings actually work?
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