/ Ropes for Alpine/Mountaineering
I can't see why it wouldn't be given the low likelihood of a fall and more importantly the fact that it's a relatively low factor fall.
I think it's pretty common to use a half rope when moving together. I certainly do myself, and have survived so far.
Keeping a second half rope in one of the bags in case of real climbing is a good idea if you plan to go on anything difficult or abseil, but for snow plods and easy scrambles I wouldn't bother.
Technically no problem, especially if you double it. Practically however, shortening down a 60m rope with shoulder coils for moving together is a pain in the arse. A much better solution is to identify what sort of routes interest you and then buy a dedicated rope for that purpose. For example general mountaineering routes up to say AD rarely need more than a 30m lightweight single. You can buy this off the reel.
You could use 35m's of 5-6mm chord to set up your retrievable abseil. Utilising the full length of your single rope.
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