/ DMM Vs. Mammutt Vs. Edelrid ropes
Saw the DMM and Edelrid as good alternatives, jsy wondered if any other gear freak out there has some views on the three / could recomend a durable yet lightish rope for trad and wall duties.
You must have checked with the proverbial bloke down the pub then because DMM ropes are not made by Mammut. Guess again.
No. Because the concept of a durable and light wall rope is just nonsensical.
There are basically only two durable ropes for wall use on the market. They are the Mammut Gym rope and the Beal Wallmaster 6 both of which excel in what they are designed to do - at a price. In comparison, nothing else can remotely be described as durable and will get worn out relatively quickly.
As to a light trad rope, I'd recommend a Beal Booster III (9.7mm) as the most obvious choice due to its low impact force with a Mammut Infinity (9.5mm) or Beal Stinger III (9.4mm) as other good options depending if you want to go lighter.
i have been very impressed with the new dmm ropes. Have absolutely hammered their cheap rope (statement?) recently and its holding up nicely.
As for lightweight...... Seriously.... Who has ever noticed a weight difference between ropes when actually climbing!
We have been comprehensively using (and abusing) some 10.2mm DMM missions at the uni club since march time. They are holding up well and still handle nicely.
if looking at alternatives in the market, check out the Velocity 9.8mm by Sterling - could be more expensive but well worth the investment
That's a coincidence as the DMM ropes are apparently made in Germany near to the Edelrid factory ;-)
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