/ DMM Vs. Mammutt Vs. Edelrid ropes

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Sambo - on 03 Oct 2012
Need a new single rope planning on getting the 9.5mm Mammutt, specifically as my girlfriend is just getting into climbing and is not confident with doubles, and struggles to use my 10.5mm wall rope as it is seriously well used and furry.

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.

Thanks

Sam

matejn - on 03 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo: Edelrid Viper!
MikeLell - on 03 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo: Last time I checked, DMM ropes were made by Mammut.
mikekeswick - on 03 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo: I've just bought a mammut rope and it handles like a dream. I'm not too genned up on their range though.
IainWhitehouse - on 03 Oct 2012
In reply to MikeLell:
> (In reply to Sambo) Last time I checked, DMM ropes were made by Mammut.

You must have checked with the proverbial bloke down the pub then because DMM ropes are not made by Mammut. Guess again.
The Ex-Engineer - on 03 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo:
> if any other gear freak out there ... could recomend a durable yet lightish rope for trad and wall duties.

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.
maybe_si - on 03 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo:

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!
abbotsmike - on 03 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo:

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.
Sambo - on 04 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo: Perhaps I will go for the Beal, seems a good deal at Urban Rock for 129 ..... unless any other opions out there
hexcentric - on 04 Oct 2012
In reply to Sambo: DMM and Edelrid are about as good as each other I'd say..... ;)
514ab - on 18 Oct 2012
In reply to hexcentric:

if looking at alternatives in the market, check out the Velocity 9.8mm by Sterling - could be more expensive but well worth the investment
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AdCo82 on 18 Oct 2012
In reply to hexcentric:

That's a coincidence as the DMM ropes are apparently made in Germany near to the Edelrid factory ;-)

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