/ Rope colours
I'm buying a new pair soon and I reckon I'm going for Mammut Genesis. Blue and red. Simples :)
even under low light they still dont differentiate enough in my opinion, but at least half way there.
It could be worse. We bought some ropes in an auction after a local shop went bust. The auctioneer, knowing nothing about climbing, parcelled the ropes up in matching pairs!
Our last purchase was Edelrid Kestrels. Sort of vague yellow and red, but basically both grey :(
My mate climbs with two ropes which not only look very similar in colour they're an indeterminate blue/green. He insists blue I say green. I don't climb with him anymore.
Yeah. I prefer colours that are distinct and have one syllable names.
In general I'll be climbing with one of my ropes and one of my partners. "mine" and "yours" works well then.
I used to climb with a friend who had ropes that were called "death" and "cat sick", which at least meant you didn't get confused by any other pairs calls.
I like Mammuts colours although I seem to remember the names are a bit odd, isn't the blue one "sand"? Another friend has a bright pink joker that he insists is red so calls at the crag tend to sound like "Slack on red", "Sorry do you mean pink?"...
"Take in Vermillion, slack on Veridian........ ", or something like that wasn't it?
Bill and Ted
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