/ Ropes for a climbing wall
Ideally not Beal Wallmasters!
Looks like it is about £3/m and not that widely available but it is a possibility.
Anyone abused the new DMM ropes yet?
I got one for my birthday today :o)
It's pretty and shiny and handles nicely. Beyond that I couldn't say.
Ever helpful, me! :o)
Cheers, 2/3 sounds less than ideal. I was avoiding the wallmasters because I've seen a lot of them lasting less time than I think they should, but I don't really fancy a gamble :-)
However, if you can cope with 11mm rope, I've got a drum of standard Mammut 11mm dynamic here that I'm not using up very quickly. It is about as indestructible as it comes and I could sort you out with 100metres at £1/metre plus postage (or collection at TCA).
I hope that's not true as I have one :(.
I should just clarify Grumble's post as it looks rushed and is potentially misleading.
Over the past 9 months DMM have been trialing different wall specific ropes at various climbing walls around the UK to determine the best construction to use. Thus walls were sent 3 different samples of pre-production rope for evaluation in different scenarios - mainly intensive top roping in a variety of systems.
We have used the feedback to tweak the rope prior to it being produced - we are expecting the first delivery in early January.
Thus Grumble is not talking about any of the current range of DMM ropes.
I have emailed Grumble asking for clarification.
Cheers for the clarification and email. I'll be in touch as soon as I get to a pc.
Hi Ian, I've spoken to quite a few people who've purchased Wallmasters recently that are having issues with their rate of wear. I've seen quite a few develop lumpy feeling cores after a short period of top-roping. We've got old wallmasters that have lasted very well but as it is a small wall and a significant part of the budget I don't really want to take a gamble.
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