/ Single rope recommendations
I'm looking to buy a general purpose 60 meter single 9.8 ... any recommendations for good deals/good ropes about at the moment? for around £100 ish
Beal Yuji are currently one of the cheapest ropes around per metre although the new DMM climbing wall specific ropes have been very extensively tested and are likely to be more durable.
I've generally been looking at thinner ropes, so others might have better advice about ropes around 9.8mm...
The best deal I've seen recently is http://www.rockrun.com/products/Beal-Stinger-Golden-Dry-9.4mm-x-60m.html for £130.
It might be worth looking into prices for Mammut Infinitely 9.5mm as Go Outdoors now stock them and will beat any other price by 10%.
I currently use a Sterling Velocity 9.8. It's the best rope I have ever used. I keep it for the crag and despite it being not cheap I would buy it again since it's still in very good conditions after almost two years.
For the wall I have always used the cheapest rope I could find (typically Mammut's Promo), although I once fell for Beal's Unicore concept (not cheap). Never again.
What was your issue with unicore?
Sticking with the DMM theme, I have a Project that is just about the nicest single I've ever used?
> What was your issue with unicore?
Hi, I think it may have been me misunderstanding the whole concept. However, I thought binding the sheath with the core would increase the durability of the rope. In fact, the sheath gave away much faster than with normal cabled ropes until the core was fully exposed. Obviously, in this case, it wasn't traumatic as that's what the Unicore concept is all about. I had a 10.5 mm Wall Master, that is, a rope specifically designed for indoor use which I have used indoor only. It lasted much less than other ropes and cost much more. That's all really. Maybe it works for top roping.
mate nnedlesports are doing a 50m serenity for 100. bargain
Picked up a 60mx10mm Tendon rope from Tiso's website last year. I see they have a 10mm for £85 at the mo.:
Its been fine, though gets tangled easily so you need to lay it carefully and always run it through before climbing.
Elsewhere on the site
Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. Initially made from... Read more
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more
A pack designed for year-round ascents. Super light, flexible, strippable and seasonally versatile you can rely on this perennial... Read more
Manchester Climbing Centre is showing Reel Rock’s Valley Uprising on Tuesday the 11th of November at... Read more
Every so often you meet someone in climbing that makes you take a step back. Someone with a fire in their eye, passion in... Read more