/ Optimal rope length for Cassin Route, Piz Badile
Didn't do the cassin but regarding abbing the ridge we found 60s very useful and could skip plenty of stations (every 35m apparently), saved a good deal of time and faff. Good luck!
Did the Cassin and back down North Ridge on 50's with no problem.
What will affect your climbing time much more is how many other parties are on the route and if you are climbing faster or slower than them.
Other parties will speed your route finding (up and down) and you may learn by other parties mistakes.
Long abs are not necessarily quicker, certainly not if you get a stuck rope.
James, that is a very good point you make. Cheers.
Also cheers to the other replies. Some very helpful info. 50s seem to be the way to go.
Elsewhere on the site
The B.D.V. — short for Black Diamond Vertical — jacket and pants are Black Diamond’s most versatile climbing... Read more
October 21, 2014 – Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit dedicated to sustainability in the apparel and textile industry,... Read more
So, just what is the Petzl RocTrip? Every year French climbing manufacturer pick a sport climbing area that has potential... Read more
In tonight's Friday Night Video, we see Alex Honnold soloing Heaven 5.12d in Yosemite Valley. The route starts 3000ft above the... Read more