/ Rope length for Cuillin Ridge traverse ?
Ta for any info.
I read recently that the answer to this question is 40m. Damned if I'm going to cut 10m off one of my ropes. I intend to have my partner carry a 50... half.
Hope this helps. If you need anymore info give me a shot
However, 40m will allow alternative abseils and gives more flexibility.
Weight counts. Go for 32m of half rope and trust you can lead on half rope alone. The small risk is worth it, but up to you.
37m, if you really want shave off weight.
> Weight counts. Go for 32m of half rope and trust you can lead on half rope alone. The small risk is worth it, but up to you.
Confirmed! My 30m rope was fine along the whole ridge, but at the Inn Pin abseil the unknotted ends passed through my descender a metre above the bottom, but allowing a gripped rope lower to the step down point. So 32m is adequate.
Have a ball !
As a back up of nobody else being around you could take some thin cord for a retrievable abb.
I did think about that. That would mean the 20m of 8mm I currently have for scrambling plus 16m of 3mm would probably be about as light as it possibly gets.
You'd probably have to be a bit inventive as far as the abseil device goes, but I don't think that would be a show stopper.
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