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Belayathon on 26 Sep 2012

I have searched the forums and can only find limited advice on rigging ropes... so here we go:

I have a 50m single dynamic rope (10.5) I would like to set up some top ropes (and belay from the bottom, I was hoping to find a crag which has trees at the top and to set up a big W or something similar.

I firstly though I needed 20m of semi static rope to allow me to use as a rigging rope I saw this which is quite cheap.. but cant find any reviews on the rope and some of the more specialised climbing shops dont stock it?

later after reading up a little more certain books advise that the rigging rope should have a little stretch, to minimise stress on the anchors.. I am also keen on taking my scrambling to the next level (i.e. protecting some gr2-3's) which made me think that potentially a new dynamic rope would be beneficial (i.e the 50m rope seems heavy and a shorter dymanic may be useful!)
Either 30m of the following (although at 9mm I dont think my "bug" belay would work on it for use in scrambling (and I dont fancy a hitch belay))


a 10.2 x 35m

any advice would be much appreciated.. also any good simple crags in the western lakes (Live in whitehaven) or the east of yorkshire (very east, spend every other weekend in Scarborough) would be appreciated.
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