/ Edelrid Shikra rope
is it a half rope? i.e. does the sticker on the end of the rope have a cirle with a 1 in it or a 1/2 in in.
if it's the 2nd, which I think it is then poor form from the retailer. if it's a 1 then happy days
googled it and it is a half rope. don't unwrap it (if you haven't already). It's not optimal for indoor climbing, though it can be used.
If you made it clear you wanted it for indoor use and then some sales guy sold you a half rope, then the guy was being a dick. He should have known better, and if he didn't he should have checked with someone who did. I would take it straight back and, particularly if you're a beginner relying on their advice, I think you have a good case for being quite upset about this.
Learn the difference between rope types so you have a better idea of what you should get next time. Shop assistants should be there to help, but as you have found out here - you can't trust them all.
Perhaps the biggest worry would be someone using it with a slick belay device designed for single ropes. An 8.5 being used as single and, say, an original BD ATC could easily lead to someone getting dropped.
I've seen a fair few half ropes used in walls, no good reason it can't be used but obviously you should use it doubled over.
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