/ Edelrid Kestrel 60m dry rope

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AdCo82 on 10 Apr 2013
For easy trad, winter and alpine style routes is this rope safe to use like s single rope?
AdCo82 on 10 Apr 2013
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GridNorth - on 10 Apr 2013
In reply to An Triubhas: No, the Kestrel is a half rope. Having said that I have used a single half rope on easy alpine terrain but in the context of what you are saying it should not be used like a single.
Coel Hellier - on 10 Apr 2013
In reply to An Triubhas:

Safety is always a relative thing. No, it won't be as safe as a single rope, or as two halves, but most of the time it would hold falls just fine (though it would be more vulnerable to being cut over a sharp edge). For alpine climbing you may consider that the gains in lack of weight and faff, and thus speed, outweigh the drawbacks.
AdCo82 on 10 Apr 2013
Can anyone recommend a single rope then that is good as an all round rope for easy winter, trad and scrambling?
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Coel Hellier - on 10 Apr 2013
In reply to An Triubhas:

Well for winter climbs you likely want a 60m rope, while for scrambling a 30m rope would do (and be half the weight and faff).

For British trad, two half ropes are usually better (to minimise rope drag), though you can use a single.

Other than that, any of the ~ 9.5mm single ropes (dry treated if for winter) would likely be fine.

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