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Topic - 50m half ropes OK for North Wales trad?

ksjs - on 30 Apr 2012
About to get some new half ropes (well overdue). Mine are 60 but I've climbed on friends' 50s and far prefer them hence I'm minded to get 50s.

Consensus seems to be that if you're sticking to UK trad / know where you're going to climb (i.e. nothing huge) then 50s are worth getting.

I climb trad almost exclusively in North Wales. Only potential problem scenarios I can come up with:

- Dorys, would they be too short to set up belays?
- Tremadog, Barbarian abseil might leave you stranded on 50s?
- Cromlech, might struggle with setting up a belay?

Can anyone think of any others?

Abseiling in shouldn't be an issue as we usually have an ab rope.

Cheers.
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