/ Rope length for Squamish and BC

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Matt250 on 23 Apr 2012
Pretty much what it says. Is a 50m rope long enough for Squamish? Is it long enough for other climbing in BC? Thanks
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a_squamish_local on 23 Apr 2012 - 70.67.160.141 whois?
In reply to Matt250:

Depends what you want to do. For trad and multipitch, generally yes a 50m is fine. For some sport, no. For instance many of the longer 5.11 and 5.12 sport pitches at Skaha require a 60m or 65m for lowering off.

Also many of the fixed chain raps in the Bugaboos are set up as follows: for the easy route/via normale descents, such as coming off the Kain Route, a 50m is fine as the stations are set 25m apart. But to get off harder routes like the Beckey-Chouinard you'll need 60ms or better, double 60ms.

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